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Behind the Mountains (First Person Fiction)

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First Person Fiction is dedicated to the immigrant experience in modern America. In "Behind the Mountains" Edwidge Danticat tells the story of Celiane and her family's struggles in Haiti and New York.

It is election time in Haiti, and bombs are going off in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. During a visit from her home in rural Haiti, Celiane Espérance and her mother are nearly killed. Looking at her country with new eyes, Celiane gains a fresh resolve to be reunited with her father in Brooklyn, New York.

The harsh winter and concrete landscape of her new home are a shock to Celiane, who witnesses her parents' struggle to earn a living, her brother's uneasy adjustment to American society, and her own encounters with learning difficulties and school violence.

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Now in paperback--the Book Sense 76 Pick and New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age which recounts the experience of a Haitian girl who immigrates to the United States, told from her point of view.

Synopsis:

It Is Election Time In Haiti, And Bombs Are Going Off In The Capital City Of Port-Au-Prince. During A Visit From Her Home In Rural Haiti, Celiane Espérance And Her Mother Are Nearly Killed. Looking At Her Country With New Eyes, Celiane Gains A Fresh Resolve To Be Reunited With Her Father In Brooklyn, New York. The Harsh Winter And Concrete Landscape Of Her New Home Are A Shock To Celiane, Who Witnesses Her Parents’ Struggle To Earn A Living, Her Brother’s Uneasy Adjustment To American Society, And Her Own Encounters With Learning Difficulties And School Violence.

About the Author

Edwidge Danticat was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, until she was twelve years old, when she moved to the United States to be reunited with her family. She published her first pieces of literary work just two years later. She has written many award-winning books, including BREATH, EYES, MEMORY, a member of Oprah's Book Club; 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 a 2009 winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant. Edwidge lives with her family in Miami, Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439373005
Author:
Danticat, Edwidge
Publisher:
Scholastic
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
People & Places - Central & South America
Subject:
Emigration and immigration
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
Haiti
Subject:
Haitian Americans
Subject:
Brooklyn
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
First Person Fiction
Series Volume:
v. 12]
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 10
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback--the Book Sense 76 Pick and New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age which recounts the experience of a Haitian girl who immigrates to the United States, told from her point of view.
"Synopsis" by ,
It Is Election Time In Haiti, And Bombs Are Going Off In The Capital City Of Port-Au-Prince. During A Visit From Her Home In Rural Haiti, Celiane Espérance And Her Mother Are Nearly Killed. Looking At Her Country With New Eyes, Celiane Gains A Fresh Resolve To Be Reunited With Her Father In Brooklyn, New York. The Harsh Winter And Concrete Landscape Of Her New Home Are A Shock To Celiane, Who Witnesses Her Parents’ Struggle To Earn A Living, Her Brother’s Uneasy Adjustment To American Society, And Her Own Encounters With Learning Difficulties And School Violence.
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