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Sélavi: A Haitian Story of Hope

Title

Sélavi: A Haitian Story of Hope

Authors

Youme Landowne

Illustrator

Youme Landowne; Jennifer Cheek Pantaléon

Publisher

Cinco Puntos

Pages

40 pages

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780938317845

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Homelessness; homeless children; no home; transient

Annotation

A homeless boy on the streets of Haiti joins other street children, and together they build a home and a radio station where they can care for themselves and for other homeless children.

Grade Level

K-3

Family Formation

orphans

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Haitian

Awards

Children's Literature Choice List, 2005; Notable Children's Books, 2005; Americans Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2004, Commended; Independent Publisher Book Award, (IPPY, 2005, Finalist, Juvenile Teen Young Adult (Multicultural Non-Fiction); Jane Addams Children's Book Award, 2005, Winner, Books for Younger Children; Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2005, Winner, Multicultural and International

Keywords

Haiti; historical; street children; struggles

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Sélavi: A Haitian Story of Hope

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