9780545278492

Eight Days: A Story of Haiti

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  • ISBN13:

    9780545278492

  • ISBN10:

    054527849X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-09-01
  • Publisher: Orchard Books
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Summary

Through simple language and brilliant artwork, hope comes alive in this poignant, heartfelt, and deeply resonating story. While Junior is trapped for eight days beneath his collapsed house after an earthquake, he uses his imagination for comfort. Drawing on beautiful, everyday-life memories, Junior paints us a sparkling picture of Haiti for each of those days-flying kites with his best friend on a sun-kissed day or racing his sister around St. Marc's square-until he is finally rescued. Love, humor, and hope dance across each page-granting us a way to talk about resilience as a family, a classroom, or a friend. Radiant!

Author Biography

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, until she was twelve years old, when she moved to the United States to be reunited with her family. She published her first pieces of literary work just two years later. She has written many award-winning books, including BREATH, EYES, MEMORY, a member of Oprah's Book Club; KRIK? KRAK!, a National Book Award Nominee; THE FARMING OF BONES, an American Book Award Winner; and BROTHER, I'M DYING, a National Book Critics Circle winner. She is a 2009 winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant. Edwidge lives with her family in Miami, Florida.

Alix Delinois

Alix Delinois is a young Haitian-American artist/illustrator living and working in New York. He is the illustrator of Walter Dean Myers’s MUHAMMAD ALI: THE PEOPLE'S CHAMPION(12/09). Alix is a graduate of the Pratt Institute and received his Masters in Art Education from Brooklyn College. He is a substitute art teacher in New York City schools.

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