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In Darkness (Paperback)

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Description


A stunning tour-de-force set in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. "Shorty" is a Haitian boy trapped in the ruins of a hospital when the earth explodes around him. Surrounded by lifeless bodies and growing desperately weak from lack of food and water, death seems imminent. Yet as Shorty waits in darkness for a rescue that may never come, he becomes aware of another presence, one reaching out to him across two hundred years of history. It is the presence of slave and revolutionary leader Toussaint L'Ouverture, whose life was marred by violence, and whose own end came in darkness. What unites a child of the slums with the man who would shake a troubled country out of slavery? Is it the darkness they share . . . or is it hope?

Winner of the 2013 Michael L. Printz Award, In Darkness is a story not to be missed.

About the Author


NICK LAKE is the author of Hostage Three and Printz-Award winner In Darkness. He's also the editorial director for fiction for HarperCollins Children's Books UK and the author of two previous novels. Nick became fascinated by Haitian culture while pursuing his master's degree in linguistics.
www.in-darkness.org

Product Details ISBN-10: 1619631229
ISBN-13: 9781619631229
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 01/28/2014
Pages: 368
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 14
Maximum Age: 19
Minimum Grade Level: 9th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: College Sophomore