Eight Days

Eight Days

A Story of Haiti

By Edwidge Danticat; Alix Delinois (Illustrator)

Orchard Books, Hardcover, 9780545278492, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

Description

From National Book Award nominee Edwidge Danticat comes a timely, brilliantly crafted story of hope and imagination--a powerful tribute to Haiti and children around the world!

Hope comes alive in this heartfelt and deeply resonating story.
While Junior is trapped for 8 days beneath his collapsed house after an earthquake, he uses his imagination for comfort. Drawing on beautiful, everyday-life memories, Junior paints a sparkling picture of Haiti for each of those days--flying kites with his best friend or racing his sister around St. Marc's Square--helping him through the tragedy until he is finally rescued.
Love and hope dance across each page--granting us a way to talk about resilience as a family, a classroom, or a friend.



About the Author
Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous critically accalimedbooks, including Breath, Eyes, Memory; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, and Brother, I'm Dying, winner of an NBCC award in Autobiography.

Alix Delinois was born in Saint Marc, Haiti, and moved to Harlem with his family when he was seven years old. He received his BFA in illustration from Pratt Institute and a master s degree in art education from Brooklyn College. He lives in Harlem, New York.


NPR
Thursday, Sep 9, 2010

Nine months after the quake in Haiti, Haitian-born author Edwidge Danticat is sharing the earthquake story with an audience that was largely shielded from it -- children. Eight Days is a book about a boy who gets buried in the rubble and is not rescued until eight days later. More at NPR.org

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