Clearinghouse Resource

Title

Behind the Mountain

Authors/Editors

Danticat, Edwidge

Publisher(s)

New York, NY: Scholastic Inc.

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2002, 166 pages

Description of Resource

Narrates the personal and political events that force a young Haitian girl and her family to immigrate to New York City. It is based of the author's own migration in the 1970s and weaves in Haitian history, Christmas traditions, folk stories, and the oppressive practice of subjecting young girls to indentured service. 

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Languages

English

Availability

This resource may be free from your local library or purchased from the publisher.