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Dear Haiti, love Alaine / Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite.

Moulite, Maika, (author.). Moulite, Maritza, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y MOU (Text) 33500013127741 New Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library ya MOU (Text) 35500006222937 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781335777096
  • ISBN: 1335777091
  • Physical Description: 422 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Canada : Inkyard Press, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
After an incident at school, seventeen year-old Alaine is spending spring break in a "volunteer immersion project", toiling away under the ever-watchful eyes of Tati Estelle and her eagle-eyed mother at a new nonprofit in Haiti. Although it is meant as punishment, Alaine is still able to flirt with Tati's distractingly cute intern, get some actual face time with her mom and experience her family's history in Haiti for the first time.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    *Starred Review* Sisters Maika and Maritza Moulite deliver a phenomenal coming-of-age story with this stunning novel. The reader is treated to a contemporary story lightly threaded with superstition that refreshingly veers away from the traditional white, Western gaze and places a Haitian American, her immigrant family, and the land of her heritage at the fore. Alaine Beauparlant is a high-school journalist who gets suspended from her private school after a prank goes wrong. She travels to Haiti, a world away from her ritzy private school, to spend her suspension at her family's estate, where her aunt and distant mother await her. Alaine's punishment is to work for her aunt's charity that provides help to Haitian children in need. During her time in Haiti, Alaine's life is transformed as she unearths family histories and secrets that allow her to get to know the ailing mother, who has been absent from a large part of her life. The authors deliver a smart and witty protagonist in Alaine, who endearingly uses humor to make the unsettling situations in which she finds herself a bit more bearable. Additionally, the setting takes on a life of its own, plunging readers into Haiti's rich cultural traditions, breathtaking landscape, and vibrant people alongside Alaine, who will quickly become a beloved character among teens. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Teenagers > Fiction.
Students > Fiction.
Voluntarism > Fiction.
Community service (Punishment) > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Families > History > Fiction.
Haiti > Fiction.
Haitian Americans > Fiction.
Student suspension > Fiction.
Report writing > Fiction.
Coming of age > Fiction.
Haiti > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Epistolary (Letters & Diaries).
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fiction.
Young adult works.
Novels.

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