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Edwidge Danticat
Premiere Date: 10/4/2004; 59 minutes


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Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve. She is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory and Krik? Krak! Her latest book, The Dew Breaker, is a remarkable story of family, heartbreak and new beginnings, both personal and political. (#8904)

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K-12 Educational Standards

Standards for Grade(s): 11

Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills

United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century

11.11 Students analyze the major social problems and domestic policy issues in contemporary American society.

Standards for Grade(s): 9-10

Literature, Language Arts, Reading

3.0 Literary Response and Analysis Students read and respond to historically or culturally significant works of literature that reflect and enhance their studies of history and social science. They conduct indepth analyses of recurrent patterns and themes.

3.12 Analyze the way in which a work of literature is related to the themes and issues of its historical period. (Historical approach)

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