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OD Book of The Month SEP | 2023



Title: Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

Author: Maika & Maritza Moulite

Genre: Fiction

Published: 9/3/2019


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Why It's a Must Read


"Dear Haiti, Love Alaine" by sisters, Maritza Moulite is a poignant and powerful coming-of-age story that touches on themes of family, identity, and social justice. Set in the vibrant and complex country of Haiti, the novel follows the journey of Alaine Beauparlant, a Haitian-American teenager struggling to find her place in the world.

This book serves as a rich and authentic portrayal of Haitian culture and history. Maika and Maritza do an excellent job of bringing the country to life through vivid descriptions and compelling characters. From the colorful street markets and bustling cities to the lush countryside and rich traditions, these sisters’ portrayal of Haiti is both authentic and captivating.

The story itself is also compelling, following Alaine as she navigates the challenges of being a Haitian-American in a world that often misunderstands and stereotypes her culture. Along the way, she grapples with issues of family, identity, and belonging as she tries to find her place in the world.

One of the things that sets "Dear Haiti, Love Alaine" apart is the way it tackles important social justice issues, such as poverty, corruption, and racial inequality. The Moulites do an excellent job of weaving these themes into the story in a way that is nuanced and thought-provoking, without feeling preachy or heavy-handed.

If you’re looking to read a beautifully written, thought-provoking, and emotionally resonant coming-of-age story check out, ‘Dear Haiti, Love Alaine.’ Sisters, Maika and Maritza Moulite are talented and insightful co-authors, and this book is a must-read for anyone interested in Haiti, social justice, or the complexities of identity.



About The Author


Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite are a sister writing duo who have co-authored several young adult novels together. They are both Haitian-American and have used their heritage and cultural experiences as inspiration for their writing. They have received praise for their compelling and nuanced portrayal of their characters and the issues they face.


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