Behind the Mountains (First Person Fiction) Book

It is election time in Haiti, and bombs are going off in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. During a visit from her home in rural Haiti, Celiane Espérance and her mother are nearly killed. Looking at her country with new eyes, Celiane gains a fresh resolve to be reunited with her father in Brooklyn, New York. The harsh winter and concrete landscape of her new home are a shock to Celiane, who witnesses her parents' struggle to earn a living, her brother's uneasy adjustment to American society, and her own encounters with learning difficulties and school violence.Read More

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  • 043937300X
  • 9780439373005
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • 1 February 2004
  • Scholastic
  • Paperback (Book)
  • 166
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