While Haiti is so much in the news since the recent devastating earthquake, what a good idea to give children access to that country's rich history and culture through literature. In her blog, where she writes about, "books between cultures," author Mitali Perkins has made a great list of children's books set in Haiti. Take a look: Haitikidlit
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Reading about Haiti
For several years while I was growing up, my family lived in the Bahamas - a country geographically close to Haiti, and with close ties to that country because of its large Haitian immigrant population. The experience of being exposed to these cultures has enriched my life and influenced my writing and art - I'm currently writing a work of fiction that is set in the Bahamas and has some Haitian characters.