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American teens have responded generously to the
earthquake in Haiti. But Haiti is more than poverty
and devastation. The timeless, true stories by
Haitian-American teens in this book depict the
richness of Haitian culture and traditions and
its troubled history through the eyes of teens.
Teens from any background will relate to the
writers' struggles with identity, family relations,
loss, and starting over.
Includes discussion questions, plus two stories
by Edwidge Danticat, a former teen writer at Youth
Communication whose first novel, Breath Eyes Memory,
became an Oprah's Book Club section.
"This book is ideal for middle and high school
students, whether or not they are of Haitian
descent....It is an important collection in which
youth not only educate others about Haiti, but
also empower those of their generation to tell
their own stories for themselves."
—Régine Michelle Jean-Charles, Assistant Professor of African and African
Diaspora Studies, and Romance Languages and Literature, Boston College
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