|About the Book|
A very bright eleven year old girl attending a private school in Haiti realizes the importance of her family and friends. She observes those who were not given the opportunity to be educated and tells herself that she does not want to be Menm jan ak yo. She is given several opportunities to see different parts of the world. The trips make her wise beyond her years.Tragedy in Haiti strikes, and it is now up to her to find the living amongst the dead. She loses all hope in finding her best friend but still believes that her parents may still be alive. Looking frantically for her Mami and Papi in the debris, she comes to terms with the fact that she may never see them again. Life as she knows it ceases to exist until she encounters several other victims on the way to Port-Au-Prince to find food. Her bond with the broken and hungry gives her the strength to search her heart and soul for what death and life really means.