Edwidge Danticat

Books by This Author

Eight Days: A Story of Haiti

Illustrated by: Alix Delinois
Age Level: 6-9
In this tribute to Haiti and her children, the author imagines the dreams of a young boy trapped beneath the rubble for eight days, as he remembers the many places around Port-au-Prince where he has played and laughed and spent time with his family. In this way, Danticat captures the joy and beauty of Haiti before the earthquake, as well as her people's spirit and determination to survive. Vibrant illustrations by Alix Delinois bring this inspiring tale to life.

Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation

Illustrated by: Leslie Staub
Age Level: 6-9

Danticat’s celebration of storytelling and the bond between mother and child is an empowering one. Saya, whose mother is being detained, writes a story inspired by her mother’s experience. When her father sends Saya’s story to a newspaper, she learns firsthand that one voice, one story, can make a difference.