A Story of Haiti: A Story of Haiti
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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.
Praise For Eight Days: A Story of Haiti: A Story of Haiti…
Praise for Edwidge Danticat
"The excellence of the writing and the resilient outlook of both first-person fictions set a high standard for this series." —The Horn Book (Behind the Mountains)"Readers will connect with Danticat's immediate, poetic language." —Booklist (Anacaona, Golden Flower) Praise for Edwidge Danticat
"The excellence of the writing and the resilient outlook of both first-person fictions set a high standard for this series." —The Horn Book (Behind the Mountains)"Readers will connect with Danticat's immediate, poetic language." —Booklist (Anacaona, Golden Flower)
Orchard Books, 9780545278492, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2010
About the Author
Edwidge Danticat is the author of many award-winning books, including Untwine, an NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Literary Work; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah's Book Club pick; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award nominee; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle winner and Huit jours. She is also a recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant. Edwidge lives with her family in Miami, Florida.
Alix Delinois is a young Haitian-American artist/illustrator living and working in New York. He is the illustrator of MUHAMMAD ALI: THE PEOPLE'S CHAMPION by Walter Dean Myers and MUMBET'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE by Gretchen Woelfle. Alix is a graduate of the Pratt Institute and received his Masters in Art Education from Brooklyn College. He is an art teacher in New York City.
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