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Picturing the Crisis in Haiti

Author Edwidge Danticat on her first picture book

By Albert Ordonez | January 4 , 2011

Author Edwidge Danticat recently spoke to Scholastic Kid Reporter Albert Ordonez in her home in Miami, Florida, about her first picture book, Eight Days: A Story of Haiti. The book tells the story of how a young boy trapped in the rubble of the 2010 earthquake managed to survive by using his imagination.

Click play below to watch this former resident of Port-au-Prince discuss how she felt when she heard about the destruction.

kid reporter albert ordonez interviewing author edwidge danticat
 

CRISIS IN HAITI: ONE YEAR LATER

More than a million people remain homeless and schools are just now being rebuilt in Haiti a year after the country's capital city was devastated by a major earthquake on January 12, 2010. Scholastic Kid Reporters continue their reporting on the earthquake with stories about how people are continuing to help the embattled country in the Crisis in Haiti: One Year Later Special Report.

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