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“A strong offering mixing a romance, mystery, and adventure in a Caribbean travelogue.” –School Library Journal

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

Written by Maike and Maritza Moulite
Published by Inkyard Press

You might ask the obvious question: What do I, a seventeen-year-old Haitian American from Miami with way too little life experience, have to say about anything? Actually, a lot. Thanks to “the incident” (don’t ask), I’m spending the next two months doing what my school is calling a “spring volunteer immersion project.” It’s definitely no vacation. I’m toiling away under the ever-watchful eyes of Tati Estelle at her new nonprofit. And my lean-in queen of a mother is even here to make sure I do things right. Or she might just be lying low to dodge the media sharks after a much more public incident of her own…and to hide a rather devastating secret. All things considered, there are some pretty nice perks…like flirting with Tati’s distractingly cute intern, getting actual face time with my mom and experiencing Haiti for the first time. I’m even exploring my family’s history–which happens to be loaded with betrayals, superstitions and possibly even a family curse. You know, typical drama. But it’s nothing I can’t handle.

Primary ISBN: 9781335777096

Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Young Adult, Age 13 or older

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Setting: United States, Haiti

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation

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