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Taste of Salt: A Story of Modern Haiti

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Publisher Comments:

Djo has a story: Once he was one of "Titid's boys," a vital member of Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide's election team, fighting to overthrow military dictatorship in Haiti. Now he is barely alive, the victim of a political firebombing.

Jeremie has a story: Convent educated Jeremie can climb out of the slums of Port-au-Prince. But she is torn between her mother's hopes and her own wishes for herself . . . and for Haiti.

Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide has a story: A dream of a new Haiti, one in which every person would have a decent life . . . a house with a roof . . . clean water to drink . . . a good, plate of rice and beans every day a field to work in.

At Aristide's request, Djo tells his story to Jeremie--for Titid believes in the power of all of their stories to make change. As Jeremie listens to Djo, and to her own heart, she knows that they will begin a new story, one that is all their own, together.Two young people—one a poor victim of political violence and the other a protected child of the middle class—tell of life in modern Haiti. ‘Grippingthe combination of dramatic action, romantic interest, and vivid storytelling will grip even the most apolitical teens.’—BL.‘Factual material is integrated extremely well; no background knowledge is needed to become caught up in the drama of the many in this embattled land.’—SLJ.

1993 Jane Addams Children's Book Award

1993 Editor's Choice Award (BL)

1993 Horn Book Fanfare List

Synopsis:

This breathtaking debut novel has captured an armful of awards--including the Horn Book Fanfare List, Booklist Editor's Choice, and the 1993 Jane Addams Children's Book Award. Frances Temple tells the story of the fight against military dictatorship in Haiti. "An excellent first effort".--School Library Journal.

Synopsis:

Every Life
Makes a Story

Djo has a story: Once he was one of "Titid's boys," a vital member of Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide's election team, fighting to overthrow military dictatorship in Haiti. Now he is barely alive, the victim of a political firebombing.

Jeremie has a story: Convent-educated Jeremie can climb out of the slums of Port-au-Prince. But she is torn between her mother's hopes and her own wishes for herself ... and for Haiti.

Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide has a story: A dream of a new Haiti, one in which every person would have a decent life ... a house with a roof ... clean water to drink ... a good plate of rice and beans every day ... a field to work in.

At Aristide's request, Djo tells his story to Jeremie — for Titid believes in the power of all of their stories to make change. As Jeremie listens to Djo, and to her own heart, she knows that they will begin a new story, one that is all their own, together.

About the Author

Frances Temple grew up in Virginia, France, and Vietnam. About her third book she wrote, "The Ramsay Scallop is about our need for adventure and motion, for throwing in with strangers, trusting and listening. The story began to take form in northern Spain along pilgrim trails; was fed by histories, stories, letters, by the testimony of a fourteenthcentury shepherd, by the thoughts of today's pilgrims. Concerns echo across years-clean water, good talk, risks welcomed, the search for a peaceful heart. Traveling in Elenor's shoes, I found out how strongly the tradition of pilgrimage continues."Ms. Temple received many honors during her distinguished career. Her other critically acclaimed books for young people include: FranceTaste of Salt A Story of Modern Haiti, winner of the 1993 Jane Addams Children's Book Award; Grab hands and Run, cited by SchoolLibrary journal as one of the Best Books of 1993; and Tonight, by Sea another novel set in Haiti.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064471367
Subtitle:
A Story of Modern Haiti
Author:
Temple, Frances
Author:
by Frances Temple
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Social Situations - Violence
Subject:
People & Places - Central & South America
Subject:
Social Situations - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Caribbean area
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Haiti
Subject:
Blacks -- Haiti -- Fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Situations / Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Blacks -- Haiti.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Homelessness and Poverty
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
79-95
Publication Date:
20041228
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
6.82x4.16x.54 in. .20 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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"Synopsis" by , This breathtaking debut novel has captured an armful of awards--including the Horn Book Fanfare List, Booklist Editor's Choice, and the 1993 Jane Addams Children's Book Award. Frances Temple tells the story of the fight against military dictatorship in Haiti. "An excellent first effort".--School Library Journal.

"Synopsis" by , Every Life
Makes a Story

Djo has a story: Once he was one of "Titid's boys," a vital member of Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide's election team, fighting to overthrow military dictatorship in Haiti. Now he is barely alive, the victim of a political firebombing.

Jeremie has a story: Convent-educated Jeremie can climb out of the slums of Port-au-Prince. But she is torn between her mother's hopes and her own wishes for herself ... and for Haiti.

Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide has a story: A dream of a new Haiti, one in which every person would have a decent life ... a house with a roof ... clean water to drink ... a good plate of rice and beans every day ... a field to work in.

At Aristide's request, Djo tells his story to Jeremie — for Titid believes in the power of all of their stories to make change. As Jeremie listens to Djo, and to her own heart, she knows that they will begin a new story, one that is all their own, together.

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