Category Archives: Haiti

This story… If I didn’t post, tweet, or blog about it, I squeezed it into this book. ‪#‎sayhername‬ ‪#‎blackgirlmagic‬ (literally) ‪#‎HaitiLovesDetroit‬ ‪#‎HaitiLovesFlint‬ ‪#‎HaitiLovesNOLA‬ From Publisher’s Weekly: Alessandra Balzer at HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray has preempted author Ibi Zoboi’s YA debut, American … Continue reading

debut, Haiti, published, Uncategorized

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There’s a new YA novel set in post-earthquake Haiti. So exciting! There’s now enough post-earthquake Haitian literature for a whole college course! I was so honored to be able to review this book for the New York Times! ‘HOLD TIGHT, … Continue reading

book reviews, books, diversity, Haiti, HOLD TIGHT DON'T LET GO, Laura Wagner, YA fiction

My mother has a big birthday today–ends in a 0 or a 5. I hesitate to say her age. She’s a classy lady. A lot of what a write has to do with mother daughter relationships. My young characters usually … Continue reading

Haiti, memory is a muscle, Mothering, poetry

I’ve been going to for all things Haitian for quite some time now. I love their Haiti 101 series. It’s a site that caters to young Haitians in the diaspora who want to connect to their culture, history, and … Continue reading

Haiti, interview, Writing

Beasts of the Southern Wild has been the only movie to make me wail like a newborn.  This was not a sad, defeated wail.  It was a cry of pure joy.  I loved this movie and I care deeply about … Continue reading

Haiti, Mythology