Haiti My Country: Poems by Haitian schoolchildren by RogeHaiti My Country: Poems by Haitian schoolchildren by Roge

Haiti My Country: Poems by Haitian schoolchildren


Paperback | April 22, 2014

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Pretty flowers in my country are for me
Like pink butterflies
That smile at the sun"

— Judes-Roldes

For several months, Quebec illustrator Roge prepared a series of portraits of Haitian children. Students of Camp Perrin wrote the accompanying poems, which create, with flowing consistency, Haiti, my country.

These teenaged poets use the Haitian landscape as their easel. The nature that envelops them is quite clearly their main subject.

While misery often storms through Haiti in the form of earthquakes, cyclones, or floods, these young men and women see their surrounding nature as assurance for a joyful, confident future.

First published in French in 2010 as Ha´ti mon pays. It won several awards and nominations, including:

  • Governor General Finalist 2011 (children's illustration category)
  • Communication-Jeunesse Selection
  • LaurÚat Prix Saint ExupÚry 2011 (French category)
  • LaurÚat Prix Applied Arts 2011 (illustrations category)
  • LaurÚat Prix Illustration Lux 2011 (book category)
  • White Ravens Selection 2012 "
RogéAs a child, Rogé (Roger Girard) knew that he wanted to be an artist. After earning a degree in graphic design at Université Laval, he worked in advertising for five years before working in international cooperation in the Dominican Republic. While there, he created large murals in a local village. He returned to Montreal, changed b...
Title:Haiti My Country: Poems by Haitian schoolchildrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 12 × 8 × 0.2 inPublished:April 22, 2014Publisher:Fifth House PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927083230

ISBN - 13:9781927083239