Summary: The island now known as Haiti was once a French colony called St. Domingue, where white plantation owners forced hundreds of thousands of African slaves to farm sugar cane. Toussaint L'Ouverture was one of those slaves...but not for long. The day would come when Toussaint L'Ouverture would lead his island's slaves into a revolution for freedom, and his efforts would influence the course of...
Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2007
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 L'Ouverture 2009
Summary: Presents a biography of Toussaint Louverture that captures the frequently contradictory and complex life of the leader of the late-eighteenth-century Haitian Revolution that became the only successful slave revolt in history.
Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2007
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 972.94 BEL
Summary: "Bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade in this poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart. Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died...
Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019
Copies Available at Kingsley1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 ALB
Copies Available at Peninsula2 available in Adult, Call number: B ALBOM ALB
Summary: The daughter of a Broadway actress who performed with Lena Horne and Alvin Ailey recounts the inspiration she received from her mother and the challenges she endured as a half-white, half-African American television writer in Hollywood.
Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2002
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 FAL
Summary: Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince. With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the...
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2019
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B ALB
Summary: Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph, a charismatic pastor, as her "second father" when she was placed in his care at age four when her parents left Haiti for America. So she experiences a jumble of emotions when, at twelve, she joins her parents in New York City, whom she struggles to remember--she has left behind Joseph and the only home she's ever known. The story of a new life in a...
Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2007
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DANTICAT, EDWIDGE DAN
Summary: Documentary film sharing the efforts of two American organizations providing medical aid after the catastrophic 2010 Haiti Earthquake: Project Medishare, which set up clinics for victims, and the Knights of Columbus, which provided prosthetic limbs for the many young people who suffered amputations. The film also follows a small group of earthquake victims who form Team Zaryen, an amputee...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Janson Media 2014