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The Banza: A Haitian Story

The Banza: A Haitian Story

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction, Fairytales, Folk Tales, and Tall Tales
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Vivid colors depict the Haitian setting for a tale in which a goat uses the banza, a banjo, given to him by a tiger, for protection in an unforeseen way. The traditional tale is retold in a way ideal for sharing aloud, and is complemented by expressive illustrations.

Please, Malese! A Trickster Tale from Haiti

Please, Malese! A Trickster Tale from Haiti

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction, Fairytales, Folk Tales, and Tall Tales
Age Level:
6-9
Reading Level:
Independent Reader

Malese, a clever lazybones, sets out to get new shoes and he briefly winds up in jail — that is, until he convinces his jailers that it's more trouble than it's worth to hold him there. Bold illustrations evoke the Haitian setting and the humor of one trickster.

Running the Road to ABCs

Running the Road to ABCs

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
6-9
Reading Level:
Independent Reader

Product description: Six island children are running at daybreak over the hills, through the fields, across the city square — to school! Never before has the love of learning (and learning together) been such a joyous time. Denise Lauture's buoyant, poetic text captures the happiness and youth of energetic children on the way to school; Reynold Ruffins perfectly illustrates the rich beauty of Haiti with the bright-colored vibrance of Haitian folk art. A great read-aloud book for the classroom.

Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation

Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
6-9
Reading Level:
Independent Reader

Saya takes comfort in listening to her mother’s voice on the answering machine while the family waits to be reunited. The moving story of immigration is beautifully narrated. The close-knit family will resonate with all ages.

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