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.
Edwidge Danticat is the author of many award-winning books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory
, an Oprah's Book Club pick; 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 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.