Eight Days: A Story of Haiti (Hardcover)

Eight Days: A Story of Haiti By Edwidge Danticat, Alix Delinois (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Edwidge Danticat, Alix Delinois (Illustrator)
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From National Book Award nominee Edwidge Danticat comes a timely, brilliantly crafted story of hope and imagination--a powerful tribute to Haiti and children around the world!

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.

About the Author

Edwidge Danticat is the author of many award-winning books, including Untwine, an NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Literary Work; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah's Book Club pick; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award nominee; Brother, Iā€™m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle winner and Huit jours. She is also a recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant. Edwidge lives with her family in Miami, Florida.
Alix Delinois is a young Haitian-American artist/illustrator living and working in New York. He is the illustrator of MUHAMMAD ALI: THE PEOPLE'S CHAMPION by Walter Dean Myers and MUMBET'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE by Gretchen Woelfle. Alix is a graduate of the Pratt Institute and received his Masters in Art Education from Brooklyn College. He is an art teacher in New York City.

Praise For…

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." ā€”The Horn Book (Behind the Mountains)

"Readers will connect with Danticat's immediate, poetic language." ā€”Booklist (Anacaona, Golden Flower)

Coverage from NPR

Product Details
ISBN: 9780545278492
ISBN-10: 054527849X
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2010
Pages: 32
Language: English