Calling the Water Drum
Lee & Low Books
A young boy loses both parents as they attempt to flee Haiti for a better life, and afterward is only able to process his grief and communicate with the outside world through playing the drums.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Family member death; Legal guardianship; Kinship care; Immigrants and refugees; death of a parent; death of a mother; death of a father; grief; family tragedy; loss; children living with relatives; uncle raising nephew; immigrant children; immigrant family; immigrant parents; relocation; resettlement; emigration
mother and father; uncle
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
drum; selective mutism; orphans; New York; Hatian Americans; Haiti; boat; boat trip; rescue; friendship
Redding, LaTisha, "Calling the Water Drum" (2016). Diverse Families. 1789.