Grade Level: 7 and up
Collection: 8 copies
Seventeen-year-old Djo, a native Haitian, narrates the experiences of a region in crisis. He tells his life story as he recovers in a hospital after a bad beating by the macoutes–violent members of President François Duvalier’s private army. With this novel, author Frances Temple offers valuable insight into the social and political climate of contemporary Haiti. In addition, the presence of Creole throughout this story provides readers with great exposure to Haitian culture.