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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

Publication Year

2004

ISBN

9780938317845

Pages

40 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Haitian

Family Formation

orphans

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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