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The Colors of Courage: Understanding the Haitian Flag

Angeline Deslandes

"Colors of Courage: Understanding the Haitian Flag" is a narrative that unfolds on May 18th, amid the anticipation of the Haitian Flag Day Parade. Biarha, a young girl, initially resists her mother's excitement about attending the parade, preferring to stay home with her toys. However, her mother gently explains the significance of the celebration, highlighting Haiti's history, culture, and the struggle for freedom.

Reluctantly, Biarha agrees to join her mother at the parade, where she experiences the vibrant colors, music, and cultural richness of Haiti. Along the way, she encounters traditional Haitian foods, artisans, and learns the deeper meaning behind the colors of the Haitian flag: blue symbolizing hope and unity, and red representing the bloodshed for freedom.

Through her encounters with historical figures like Jean Jacques Dessalines, Biarha gains a profound understanding of Haiti's journey to independence. By the end of the parade, Biarha's initial reluctance transforms into pride and appreciation for her Haitian heritage, as she realizes the significance of honoring and celebrating Haiti's remarkable history and culture.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Angeline Deslandes
  • Publish Date: May 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 34
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.50in - 0.09in - 0.29lb
  • EAN: 9798990598201
  • Recommended age: 05-10
  • Categories: History - Central & South America