Stories of haiti
Today we feature two stories of Haitian boys.
Calling the Water Drum by LaTisha Redding and Aaron Boyd. Henri recalls how he arrived in New York City. By way of the dangerous journey on a small boat from Haiti to Florida, The story shares the harsh realities refugees face fleeing their country for a better life,
I Want to Ride the Tap Tap by Danielle Joesph and pictures by Oliver Ganthier shares how Claude would rather hang with the other locals who use the Tap Tap (a taxi-bus) to work by the beach, instead of going to school. This fun story with bright illustration also teaches the days of the week and other sayings in Haitian Creole.
Both books give a perspective of life. Extend the learning from these books with non-fiction materials and videos to provide a more complete picture of life in Haiti.
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