Haiti in the Library's Collections
A few DCPL resources:
- Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat - A daughter travels to New York City to reunite with her mother, discovers family secrets, and finds healing upon her return to her native Haiti.
- The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat - A novel about a dew breaker, a torturer of Haitian dissidents under Duvalier's regime in the late 1960s, that is composed of interrelated stories about the dew breaker, his life in present-day Brooklyn and the lives of his wife, daughter, neighbors and victims.
- Toussaint Louverture: A Biography by Madison Smartt Bell - A biography that chronicles Toussaint's life as a slave, as a the leader of the first and only successful slave revolution in history, and as the founder of Haiti.
- Use DCPL's Black Studies Online Research Databases to discover more about Haiti.
- Search our catalog for children's titles.
- Read a January 14, 2010 article from The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy about Edwidge Danticat. In the article, Danticat recommends books and music that honor Haiti's rich culture.
- Visit the website of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum to view the 1987 Black Heritage Stamp of Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, the Haitian merchant who is celebrated as the founder of Chicago, Illinois.