Youth Communication, an organization founded in 1980 to train teens in writing and other skills needed for success in school, on the job, and in civic life has just published a collection of stories in response to the catastrophic January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Haiti on My Mind includes an introduction and two stories by world renowned writer Edwidge Danticat (former teen writer at Youth Communication). The collection also offers discussion questions for use as an educational tool.
The book description says: “The American teens have responded generously to the earthquake in Haiti. But Haiti is more than poverty and devastation. The timeless, true stories by Haitian-American teens in this book depict the richness of Haitian culture and traditions and its troubled history through the eyes of teens. Teens from any background will relate to the writers’ struggles with identity, family relations, loss, and starting over.”
For purchasing information, see http://www.youthcomm.org/miva/merchant.mvc?