Edwidge Dandicat, whose 2004 novel, The Dew Breaker, about a Haitian prison guard, terrified me as I read it by the side of the Hotel de la Montagne pool when it first came out, wrote for The Huffington Post today about reading her new picture book, Eight Days, to schoolchildren in Port-au-Prince.
She also talks about the Port-au-Prince-based Li, Li, Li! (Read, Read, Read!) program, where readers say they read to kids "to help them grow their imaginations, to teach them about the world around them. And beyond them. We also read to them to learn from them."