Eight Days: A Story of Haiti by by Edwidge Danticat

Mixed Media

In this fictional picture book based on the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Junior is trapped beneath rubble. Eight days later, he is rescued. When asked how he coped, Junior says, "In my mind, I played." Whether imagining flying a kite, playing marbles, or running in the rain, Junior kept his hope alive. Author Edwidge Danticat sensitively and age-appropriately handles a horrific topic, and illustrator Alix Delinois' vibrant artwork accomplishes his goal "to reflect the beauty of Haitian life before the earthquake, and what is possible for the future." Ages 4-8. (Scholastic)

About the Author

Sonya VanderVeen Feddema is a freelance writer and a member of Covenant CRC in St. Catharines, Ontario.