ILLUSTRATOR EVENT: Alix Delinois, Eight Days
Saturday, January 15th at 11am
686 Fulton St (at South Portland)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
About This Book
From National Book Award nominee Edwidge Danticat comes a timely, brilliantly crafted story of hope and imagination — a powerful tribute to Haiti and children around the world.
Hope comes alive in this heartfelt and deeply resonating story.
While Junior is trapped for eight days beneath his collapsed house after an earthquake, he uses his imagination for comfort. Drawing on beautiful, everyday-life memories, Junior paints a sparkling picture of Haiti for each of those days — flying kites with his best friend or racing his sister around St. Marc's Square — helping him through the tragedy until he is finally rescued.
Love and hope dance across each page — granting us a way to talk about resilience as a family, a classroom, or a friend.
Praise for Eight Days: A Story of Haiti
"Using rich acrylics and thick brushwork, Delinois (Haiti-born, like the author) creates active, emotionally charged playscapes from which the narrator often looks up gravely, making steady eye contact with viewers as if to say: I am strong enough for this. Danticat closes this powerful, affirmative statement with an eloquent author’s note." — Kirkus, starred review