Hold Tight, Don't Let Go: A Novel of Haiti
In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Nadine goes to live with her father in Miami while her cousin Magdalie, raised as her sister, remains behind in a refugee camp, dreaming of joining Nadine but wondering if she must accept that her life and future are in Port-au-Prince.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Family member death; Kinship care; Homelessness; Poverty; Multilingual; Immigrants and refugees; death of an aunt; aunt raising niece; aunt raising niece; homeless teenager; impoverished teenager; multilingual teenager; refugee camp
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2016 Fourteen and Up
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2016 Ages (14 and Up)
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2014
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2014 Young Adult
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016 Young Adult Fiction
2010 earthquake in Haiti; Miami, Florida; cousins; sisters; friendship; love; countryside; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; English; French; Haitian Creole
Wagner, Laura Rose, "Hold Tight, Don't Let Go: A Novel of Haiti" (2015). Diverse Families. 455.