Source:Bloomsbury, New York, p.341 (2012)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3612 .A523 I5 2012
Keywords:1743-1803--Juvenile fiction, 1791-1804--Juvenile fiction, 2010--Juvenile fiction, Gangs--Fiction, Gangs--Juvenile fiction, Haiti, Haiti Earthquake, Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010--Fiction, Haiti--History--Fiction, Haiti--History--Revolution, Haiti--History--Revolution, 1791-1804--Fiction, Survival skills--Fiction, Survival--Fiction, Survival--Juvenile fiction, Toussaint Louverture, Toussaint Louverture, 1743-1803--Fiction, Violence--Fiction, Violence--Juvenile fiction, Young adult fiction
Summary: In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in the 1804.
Lexile measure 800; Ages 14 and up; Realistic fiction