First Person Fiction is dedicated to the immigrant experience in modern America. In "Behind the Mountains" Edwidge Danticat tells the story of Celiane and her family's struggles in Haiti and New York.It is election time in Haiti, and bombs are going off in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. During a visit from her home in rural Haiti, Celiane Espérance and her mother are nearly killed. Looking at...
Age Range: 12 - 15 years
Grade Level: 7 - 9
Lexile Measure: 940L
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Orchard Books; 1st edition (October 1, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 0.2 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2455721
Format: PDF ePub TXT book
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