Behind the Mountain
New York, NY: Scholastic Inc.
2002, 166 pages
Narrates the personal and political events that force a young Haitian girl and her family to immigrate to New York City and describes the adjustment process to a new culture. Woven into the story is Haitian history, Christmas traditions, folk stories, and the oppressive practice of subjecting young girls to indentured service. The author writes the story based on her own migration from Haiti to America in the 1970s.
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