Eight Days by Edwidge DanticatEight Days by Edwidge Danticat

Eight Days

byEdwidge DanticatIllustratorAlix Delinois

Hardcover | September 1, 2010

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In Edwidge's story, Junior is trapped under his pancaked house for eight whole days. After he is saved, people ask him repeatedly: "What did you do all this time? Were you scared? Did you cry?"
"I played," he answers/ And so with each page, we see how he played his mind every day he was trapped-how he played marbles with his friends, won the beset solo part in the choir, biked through St. Marc with his little sister, and ate the sweetest mango.

Hope, love, and warmth dance across each page, reminding us that sometimes it is the simplest beauties that help us find our strength.

This timely, beautiful book is the perfect tool to help parents talk with their children about tragedy and hope. Based on a true story, author Edwidge Danticat, a Haitian-American, weaves a story that is truly from the heart.

Edwidge Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, until she was twelve years old, when she moved to the United States to be reunited with her family. She published her first pieces of literary fiction just two years later. Her subsequent books have earned her a National Book Critics Circle Award, an American Book Award, a National Bo...
Title:Eight DaysFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.28 × 7.31 × 0.34 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054527849X

ISBN - 13:9780545278492


From the Author

Eight Days is Scholastic's way of showing support for the children of Haiti and those across the globe facing tragedy. In addition to publishing this story and sharing it with the world, Scholastic will be donating $10,000.00 to aid in the Haitian recovery effort. This is a direct result of the generosity of its suppliers and vendors.We are deeply grateful for this opportunity.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Edwidge Danticat

"The excellence of the writing and the resilient outlook of both first-person fictions set a high standard for this series." -The Horn Book (Behind the Mountains)
"Readers will connect with Danticat's immediate, poetic language." -Booklist (Anacaona, Golden Flower)