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In Darkness

In Darkness

ISBN: 1599907437

Title: In Darkness

Author: Nick Lake

KDL Description:

PRINTZ TEEN LAKE

In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, Shorty is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital.

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Winner of the 2013 Michael L. Printz Award

This is the story of “Shorty”—a 15-year-old boy trapped in a collapsed hospital during the earthquake in Haiti. Surrounded by the bodies of the dead, increasingly weak from lack of food and water, Shorty begins to hallucinate. As he waits in darkness for a rescue that may never come, a mystical bridge seems to emerge between him and Haitian leader Toussaint L’Ouverture, uniting the two in their darkest suffering—and their hope.

A modern teen and a black slave, separated by hundreds of years. Yet in some strange way, the boy in the ruins of Port au Prince and the man who led the struggle for Haiti’s independence might well be one and the same…