Jamil and his family live in Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti. Their life, which is simple and good, becomes challenging when their earnings become insufficient to maintain the family. Both Jamil and his wife, Noémie, work two jobs in order to make ends meet. Concerned for the welfare of his family whom he loves, Jamil makes the difficult decision to undertake the voyage by boat to the United States to search for work in hopes of earning the money needed to support his family. How will Jamil fare navigating the rough waters of the Caribbean and what effect does his absence have on the loved ones he leaves behind?
- 48 pages of text
- written in present tense
- the story is told from the perspectives of the two main characters
- the story is told in 1st person singular
- Spanish with several Latin-American characteristics
- setting: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Information for teachers
Readers learn facets of Haitian culture through entry level vocabulary and grammar. Depending on your students this can be a level 1 or a level 2 book.
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