The Last Mapou (Kreyòl)
Written by: Edwidge Danticat
Illustrated by: Edouard Duval-Carrié
Grade Level: 3rd-5th grade
In Haiti, the mapou (silk cotton) tree is a very symbolic national tree. Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat and renowned painter Edouard Duval-Carrié team up for this rich and vivid tale about a young girl’s relationship with her grandmother, and the history, beauty and circumstances of their family’s mapou tree. This is Danticat’s second children’s book.
Children’s book in Haitian Creole available at ombookstore.
Other books by Edwidge Danticat: Eight Days: A Story of Haiti: A Story of Haiti Hardcover