In this tale, for young readers, award-winning Edwidge Danticat tells the story of Junior, a seven-year-old boy trapped beneath his house after the Port-au-Prince earthquake and his rescue. While trapped during the earthquake, Junior calls on his imagination and the love he has for his friends and his family to help him find the strength to survive.
Below are some reading passages that we have hand picked to supplement this book. Be sure to read the passage summaries and our suggestions for instructional use.
Sheldon Allan “Shel” Silverstein (1930-1999) was an American poet, cartoonist, and author of children’s books. “Where the Sidewalk Ends” is one of Silverstein's most famous poems, in which the sidewalk represents the path from childhood to adulthood.
The informational text “On Second Anniversary, Haiti Still Recovering from Earthquake” describes the progress that still needs to be made in Haiti, following the devastating earthquake of 2010.
In the opening chapter from Carroll's classic novel, Alice follows the frantic White Rabbit down into a fantasy world.
Longfellow’s poem “The Children’s Hour” describes the life of the poet’s own three daughters.