Monday, April 2, 2007

Selavi: That is Life, A Haitian Story of Hope by Youme Landowne

SELAVI: THAT IS LIFE, A Haitian Story of Hope, written and illustrated by Youme Landowne. Beautiful and historic book about the orphanage for street children that Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide founded in the 80s. Tells the story through the perspective of the children. Each character based on actual children who lived at La Fanmi. See Edwidge Danticat's piece at the end and enjoy photos by Jen Cheek Pantaleon as well.
ORDER HERE FROM AMAZON: Selavi, That is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope (Also available in Creole - will put up link soon)