Monday, November 7, 2011

Caribbean Cultures: Haiti

Continuing our look at Caribbean nations with a trip (via the library catalog) to Haiti! For country information, visit our Maps & other Geographic Data LibGuide, the CIA's World Factbook, or the website of the Embassy of Haiti in Washington, D.C.

It's been almost two years since the 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti, but Haiti is slowly rebuilding, according to reports. To read about the earthquake, pick up a copy of Time Earthquake Haiti: Tragedy and Hope or, if you want something you can share with children, try Eight Days: A Story of Haiti.

Here are some other materials about Haiti that you can find in the ABC Libraries' catalog:

A Promise in Haiti: A Reporter's Notes on Families and Daily Lives by Mark Curnutte

The Rainy Season: Haiti--Then and Now by Amy Wilentz

After the Dance: A Walk through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti by Edwidge Danticat

Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat

Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat

Breath, Eyes, Memory by EdwidgeDanticat

Anacaona, Golden Flower by Edwidge Danticat (J)

Vodou: Visions and Voices of Haiti

Night of Fire: The Black Napoleon and the Battle for Haiti by Martin Ros

Silencing the Guns in Haiti: The Promise of Deliberative Democracy by Irwin P. Stotzky

The Spice Necklace: My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life by Ann Vanderhoof

Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

Bouki Dances the Kokioko: A Comical Tale from Haiti by Diane Wolkstein (J)

Children of Yayoute: Folk Tales of Haiti by François Turenne des Prés (J)

Selavi, That is Life: A Haitian story of Hope by Youme Landowne (J)

Running the Road to ABC by Denizé Lauture (J)

Popo and Fifina by Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes (J)


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