Publisher description for Behind the mountains / Edwidge Danticat.


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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 Esperance 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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Haitian Americans Juvenile fiction, Haitian Americans Fiction, Immigrants Fiction, Emigration and immigration Fiction, Diaries Fiction, Haiti Fiction, Brooklyn (New York, N, Y, ) Fiction