Grade Level: 7 and up
Collection: 11 copies
In this novel, author Edwidge Danticat provides an important examination of Haitians in the Dominican Republic during the genocidal violence of Trujillo’s dictatorship. It is 1937 and Amabelle Désir, a young Haitian woman who now lives in the Dominican Republic with her partner, Sebastien, struggles to survive the ongoing military-led assaults on Haitians who have crossed the border. This novel provides readers with an intense understanding of a moment in history that even today continues to affect Caribbean relations.