09/09/2010 03:44 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Edwige Danticat's New Children's Book Of Hope In Haiti's Rubble

Danticat has written a children's book about a 7-year-old boy named Junior who gets buried in the rubble of his Haitian home during the quake and is rescued eight days later. She tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer that she began writing the book, "Eight Days: A Story of Haiti," in an effort to explain the ordeal to her 5-year-old daughter.

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