Behind the Mountains (First Person Fiction) Book

In award-winning author Edwidge Danticat's first novel for young readers, it is election time in Haiti. Bombs are going off in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, and Celiane Esperance and her mother are nearly killed, giving them a fresh resolve to join Celiane's father in Brooklyn, New York. The harsh winter and concrete landscape are a shock to Celiane, who witnesses her parents' struggle to earn a living, her brother's uneasy adjustment to America, and her own encounters with learning difficulties and school violence.Read More

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  • 0439372992
  • 9780439372992
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • 1 October 2002
  • Scholastic Paperbacks
  • Hardcover (Book)
  • 224

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