Edwidge Danticat: Beating the Darkness


Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.

In this episode, Suzanne McCabe of Scholastic Reads is joined by Edwidge Danticat, whose work recounts the stories of Haitians and Haitian-Americans. Her haunting YA novel, Untwine, tells the story of an unbreakable bond between twin sisters of Haitian descent. Click here to listen to the podcast.


  • Edwidge Danticat is the author of several award-winning works, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah’s Book Club pick; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award nominee; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award Winner, and Untwine (Scholastic, 2015). Edwidge, who was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2009, lives in Miami, Florida, with her family. You can learn more about her work atwww.EdwidgeDanticat.com.

Additional Resources:

  • Learn more about Untwine and read an excerpt here.
  • Read about Edwidge’s story of Haiti’s heroic queen Anacaona here.

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