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andldquo;Not so long ago and not so far away, people with guns could take a family, burn a house and disappear, leaving a small child alone in the world.andrdquo; So begins the true story of Selavi, a small boy who finds himself on the streets of Haiti. Selavi finds other street children who share their food and a place to sleep with him. Together they proclaim a message of hope through murals and radio programs.

Youme is an artist and activist who has worked with communities in Kenya, Japan, Haiti and Cuba to make art which honors personal and cultural wisdom. Edwidge Danticat, Haitian author, adds an essay to Selavi.

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On the streets of Haiti, a homeless child learns the meaning of family, solidarity, and hope.

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“Not so long ago and not so far away, people with guns could take a family, burn a house and disappear, leaving a small child alone in the world.” So begins the true story of Selavi, a small boy who finds himself on the streets of Haiti. Selavi finds other street children who share their food and a place to sleep with him. Together they proclaim a message of hope through murals and radio programs.

Youme is an artist and activist who has worked with communities in Kenya, Japan, Haiti and Cuba to make art which honors personal and cultural wisdom. Edwidge Danticat, Haitian author, adds an essay to Selavi.

About the Author

Youme, whose parents made her name up from the words "you"and "me,"is an artist and activist. She grew up in Miami, Florida, and Woods Hole, Massachusetts, listening to stories, reading her way through libraries, building tree houses and making books. Youmes work has taken her to Nairobi, Kenya, where she wrote and illustrated for Rainbow Magazine; to Kyoto, Japan, where she worked as a graphic artist; to Santiago de Cuba as a participant in Inter Nos, a collaborative mural project; and to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, collaborating with children to paint murals and document their stories through drawings and the written word. She became a professional community muralist working with Precita Eyes Mural Art Center in San Francisco, California. Youme now lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she works with Groundswell, a public arts organization, and Teachers &Writers Collaborative.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780938317845
Author:
Landowne, Youme
Publisher:
Cinco Puntos Press
Author:
Youme
Author:
wne
Author:
Youme Lando
Location:
El Paso, Tex.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Social Situations - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Homeless persons
Subject:
People & Places - Other
Subject:
Haiti
Subject:
Street children
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Homelessness and Poverty
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 156
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 Color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
06-08

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On the streets of Haiti, a homeless child learns the meaning of family, solidarity, and hope.
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“Not so long ago and not so far away, people with guns could take a family, burn a house and disappear, leaving a small child alone in the world.” So begins the true story of Selavi, a small boy who finds himself on the streets of Haiti. Selavi finds other street children who share their food and a place to sleep with him. Together they proclaim a message of hope through murals and radio programs.

Youme is an artist and activist who has worked with communities in Kenya, Japan, Haiti and Cuba to make art which honors personal and cultural wisdom. Edwidge Danticat, Haitian author, adds an essay to Selavi.

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