Haitian History & Culture

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Grade Level: K-4. This book set illustrates the rich beauty of Haiti and the inspiring strength of its people. It includes stories about Junior, a seven-year old boy trapped beneath his house after the Port-au-Prince earthquake; Saya, a young girl whose mother is sent to an immigration detention center; and Sasifi, a vibrant child determined to make the most of market day. Books include:

  • Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by Edwidge Danticat
  • Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat
  • Tap-Tap by Karen Lynn Williams
  • Circles of Hope by Karen Lynn Williams
  • Running the Road to ABC by Denize Lauture
  • Hope for Haiti by Jesse Joshua Watson
  • Janjak and Freda Go to the Iron Market by Elizabeth J. Turnbull



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