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Hold Tight, Don't Let Go: A Novel of Haiti

Title

Hold Tight, Don't Let Go: A Novel of Haiti

Publisher

Amulet Books

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781419712043

Pages

263 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Homelessness; Family member death; refugee camp; separation

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Haitian

Family Formation

father

Awards

Best Books for Teens,2015 Best Children's Books of the Year,2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults,2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults,2016 SEASONAL SHOWCASE Spring Into Action, 2015 Sequoyah Book Award, 2017 (Nominee) Kirkus Book Award, 2015 Young Reader

Keywords

2010 earthquake in Haiti; Miami; cousins; sisters; friendship; love

Diversity Impact

direct

Hold Tight, Don't Let Go: A Novel of Haiti

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