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 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.

Languages

English

Availability

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