After all the devastation that’s hit Haiti, I thought I would share some of our books about the history and culture of Haiti
Taste of salt : a story of modern Haiti
by Frances Temple
YA FICTION TEMPLE
In the hospital after being beaten by Macoutes, seventeen-year-old Djo tells the story of his impoverished life to a young woman who, like him, has been working with the social reformer Father Aristide to fight the repression in Haiti.
by Edwidge Danticat
PB FICTION DAN
In a land where vicious dictators crush dreams and lives on a whim, Haitian people have only faith and hope to sustain them. Perhaps it is the faith that a tiny, leaky boat packed with refugees will successfulyly navigate the ocean and reach Florida. Or perhaps it is the macbre hope that a daughter will find her mother’s body in a mass grave, so she can wrap it in a homemade patchwork quilt.
by Emily Wade Will
Haiti has become one of the poorest six countries on earth. Despite heroic beginnings — this tiny nation was born of a successful slave revolt — Haitians today struggle, against tremendous odds, for mere survival. The book chronicles Haiti’s rocky history and outlines Haitians’ current attempts to live with dignity.