50 Haitian Children’s Books You Can Use To Teach Your Kids About Haiti and Haitian Culture

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50 Haitian Children's Books You Can Use To Teach Your Kids About Haiti and Haitian Culture
Got kids? Nephews? Godkids? Little nephews…well, you get my drift. You can use these 50 Children’s books to teach them about Haiti and Haitian culture!

1. My First English-Haitian Creole Illustrated Dictionary
by Anne-Valerie Dorsainvil
(Educavision)
A pictorial dictionary to help elementary-aged children discover Creole, while enhancing their overall vocabulary skills.

2. Where is Lola by Maureen Boyer
Illustrated by Kula Moore
(One Moore Book)
Lola the dog has gone missing. Will she be found?

3. Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation
by Edwidge Danticat
Illustrated by Leslie Staub
(Penguin)
An undocumented mother finds herself separated from her daughter.

4. Haiti My Country: Poems by Haitian School Children
by Roge
(Fifth House Publishers)

5. Josephine’s ‘Magination by Arnold Dobrin
Illustrated by Arnold Dobrin
(Scholastic)

6. Eight Days: A Story of Haiti
by Edwidge Danticat
Illustrated by Alix Delinois
(Orchard Books)

7. Janjak and Freda Go to the Iron Market
by Elizabeth J. Turnbull
Illustrated by Mark Jones
(Light Messages)

8. The Last Mapou
Written by: Edwidge Danticat
Illustrated by: Edouard Duval-Carrié
(One Moore Book)

9. Popo and Fifina
by Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps
Illustrated by E. Simms Campbell
(Oxford University Press)

10. Mommy Tell Me About Haiti
by Jeanine Agnant
Illustrated by Alexandra Barbot
(Educavision)

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11. Elsie
by Cybille St. Aude
Illustrated by Marie-Cecile Charlier
(One Moore Book)

12. Mmmmm Soup Joumou
by Carline Smothers
(CreateSpace)

13. I Am Riding
by MJ Fievre
Illustrated by Jean-Pierre Icart
(One Moore Book)

14. Fabiola Can Count
by Katia D. Ulysse
Illustrated by: Kula Moore
(One Moore Book)

15. Night Owl and the Rooster
by Charles Reasoner
(Troll Communications)

16. Haiti: The First Black Republic
by Frantz Derenoncourt, Jr
Illustrated by Eminence System

17. Josias, Hold the Book
by Jennifer Elvgren
Illustrated by Necole Tagdell
(Boyd Mills)

18. A is for Ayiti
by Ibi Zoboi
Illustrated by Joseph Zoboi
(One Moore Book)

19. Dusable: Pirate, Son and City Founder
by Alexandra Barbot and Franz Loibl
(Amazon Digital)

20. Bouki Dances the Kokioko
by Diane Wolkstein
(Harcourt)

21. Janjak The Rooster Who Wouldn’t Wake Up
By KJ Crane
Illustrated by Mondelus Wilgens, Roody J. Michel and Tchilaah Israel
(Educavision)

22. Bobo The Sneaky Dog
by Mireille Lauture, Ph.D
(AuthorHouse)

23. Please Malese: A Trickster Tale from Haiti
by Amy McDonald
Illustrated by Emily Lister

24. Fanmi Mwen, My Family
by Carline Smothers
Illustrated by Fuuju Takashi
(Create Space)

25. Anacaona: Ayiti’s Taino Queen
by Maryse Noel Roumain
(Trafford)

So there you have it folks, 50 Haitian Children’s Books You Can Use To Teach Your Kids About Haiti and Haitian Culture, curated by your favorite chick Kreyolicious!

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5 comments on “50 Haitian Children’s Books You Can Use To Teach Your Kids About Haiti and Haitian Culture”

  1. It is great to see a list of so many wonderful children’s books about Haiti but am heart broken that my daughter’s book was not included. Author: Riva Nyri Precil. TItle: Anaëlle ak La Sirèn. Illustrated by Rodney Sanon Educavision. On Amazon.

  2. would love to get in touch – I work in Haiti and have produced 2 small children’s books, Ti Poul Wouj and Kat Zanmi Misizyen Yo… because I think children need books in their home language if they are to develop a love of reading. Your list is a great asset for me!

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