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Eight Days: A Story of Haiti

By Edwidge Danticat, Illustrated by Alix Delinois
Power of Story: Racialized Identities
ISBN: 9780545278492 Pages: 32 Ages: 4-7 Dimensions: 7.349" x 11.259"

About this book

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 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)

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