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Recommended books (12)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around North America Challenge" were written by authors from Haiti. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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American Street by Ibi Zoboi EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
The rock in the water does not know the pain of the rock in the sun. On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own. Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabio... continue
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Recommended: 11 Sep 2022

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Aux frontières de la soif

Aux frontières de la soif by Kettly Mars FR

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Recommended: 25 Jan 2023

3.
Blue

Blue : A Novel by Emmelie Prophète EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
An award-winning Haitian novel about silence, beauty, and the solidarity of tears. Airports are distillations of the world. I like thinking of them that way. The hope of leaving and the desire to come home, existing side by side. Any voyage is possible. My mind flies off toward the blue province once again. I don't know, anymore, why I always associate it with blue. It isn't even my favorite color. Traveling alone from Miami to Port-au-Prince, our narrator finds comfort at the airport. She feels free to ponder the silence that surrounds her homeland, her mother, her aunts, and her own inner th... continue
Genre Adult
Recommended: 13 Oct 2022

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Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat EN

Rating: 4.5     3 Votes
Description:
An unforgettable novel that shimmers with the wonder and terror of its author's native Haiti. Set in the island's impoverished villages and in New York's Haitian community, this is the story of Sophie Caco, who was conceived in an act of violence, abandoned by her mother and then summoned to America. In New York, Sophie discovers that Haiti imposes harsh rules on its own. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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Brother, I'm Dying

Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat EN

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Recommended: 15 Dec 2022

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Claire of the Sea Light

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Description:
"The interconnected secrets of a coastal Haitian town are revealed when one little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, goes missing"--
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Recommended: 29 Apr 2023

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Clerise of Haiti by Marie-Therese Labossiere Thomas EN

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A young domestic worker devoted to her prominent urban employers in Les Cayes, Haiti, Clerise progressively renounces the traditional values of her rural background. When she later marries and opens a small business, class conflicts and divided loyalties develop amid the terror of the Duvalier regime, and she is ultimately caught in the escalation of violence. Clerise of Haiti is a story of three generations of Haitian women, and covers a thirty year span ending in the late 1970s. Full of humor and resilience, Clerise's unique perspective into the upper classes and the world of the poor explor... continue
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Recommended: 01 Jan 2018

8.
Krik? Krak!

Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat EN

Rating: 4.5     12 Votes
Description:
Nine short stories describe life under the dictatorship in Haiti and the experiences of families who fled to the United States to begin new lives. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Recommended: 27 Dec 2022

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Pride

Pride by Ibi Zoboi EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Description:
Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street. Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’... continue

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Rocks in the Water, Rocks in the Sun

Rocks in the Water, Rocks in the Sun : A Memoir from the Heart of Haiti by Vilmond Joegodson Déralciné, Paul Jackson EN

Rating: 2     1 Vote
Description:
When Joegodson Déralciné was still a small child, his parents left rural Haiti to resettle in the rapidly growing zones of Port-au-Prince. As his family entered the city in 1986, Duvalier and his dictatorship exited. Haitians, once terrorized under Duvalier’s reign, were liberated and emboldened to believe that they could take control of their lives. But how? Joining hundreds of thousands of other peasants trying to adjust to urban life, Joegodson and his family sought work and a means of survival. But all they found was low-waged assembly plant jobs of the sort to which the repressive Duvalie... continue
Tags: Set in HAITI
Recommended: 10 Jan 2023


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