Jamil and his family live in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. When the family falls on hard times, Jamil makes the difficult decision to migrate to the United States by boat in search of work. How will Jamil navigate the rough waters of the Caribbean, and what will happen to his family without him?
Unique Words: 500
Total Words: 5,077
©2019. French. Level 2–3. High school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 68 pages.
About the Author
Jennifer Degenhardt taught middle and high school Spanish for 24 years. She decided to combine her language skills with storytelling, specifically involving kids and culture. Her books highlight cultural, social, economic, and political themes necessary for continued conversation, both inside and outside the classroom. She hopes her stories will provide a platform for discussion, as anything can be solved—to some degree—with a conversation.