Amazon.com carries ‘The Colors of Haiti.’ It’s written in English, H. Creole, and partially in Spanish.
Three adventurous and well-off Haitian girls, Lili, Lala, and Lila set out to rescue a servant girl named Tifani Restavèk from a mean neighbor family who mistreats her and makes her do all kinds of forced labor while their own children, especially KansonFè IronPants, tease her while watching her work her heart out in the stifling Caribbean sun.
These three girls go to private catholic schools in Port-au-Prince. Way before the quake that hit Haiti, the three girls devise a plan to start reading stories to Tifani while she stands by the fence. They want to teach her to read and write.
In general, Restavèks (servant boys and girls whose parents cannot take care of them and were economically forced to let them go live with well-off city dwellers) do not expect to be treated well and go to school. Will these girls ever even get close to Tifani to tell her about their rescue plans? Will Tifani ever know an easy life? Did she survive the quake and its aftershocks? A miracle would have to happen first.
****Above is the picture of one of the three girls looking for Tifani R.****
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Este libro de texto existe para ayudar a todos los qua hablan Español. Contiene vocabulario e expresiones idiomáticas para ayudar a los agricultores, trabajadores de campo y de la construcción, constructores, comerciantes, maestros, profesores, agentes de policía, taxistas, conductors de trenes y de autobús, misioneros, embajadores, camareros, baristas, pilotos y azafatas… a todos Ustedes. Pueden encontrar episodios de leccion gratis en este podcast, http://haitiancreolemp3.libsyn.com.
This textbook will help you learn 4 languages. If you are interested in learning one of these languages while while working in Latin America, then this textbook is for you. It is a useful textbook for Spanish speakers who want to learn French, Creole, and English. By the same token, Spanish speakers in Chile, DR or Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the rest of Latin America can use it to learn the two languages spoken by Haitian migrants, immigrants, workers, and diplomats. This textbook provides the language learners with idiomatic expressions and vocabulary in four languages. It is a thick textbook of 335 pages of important resources and information. This textbook is dedicated to all the Central, North, and South Americans, Spanish-speaking Dominicans of Haitian descent, and to all Haitians living not only in Haiti but also in DR, Chile, Panama, Brazil, Mexico, and the US. The vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and explanations provided by this textbook will help travelers, tourists, short-term and long-term missionaries, foreign students, business people, ambassadors, Chargés d’affaires, and healthcare professionals learn and understand the structure of the above languages and culture. With the migration of people from the Caribbean region, Asia, Africa to other parts of the New and Old worlds, communication needs and language acquisition have become very important.
Mr. Charles is the author of several books and textbooks. He writes in Spanish, French, English, and Haitian Creole. Some of his writings are published on various sites including Barnes and Noble or BN.com and Amazon.com
He has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and teaches business at the State Center Community College District, SCCCD or Reedley College. He also teaches French, Spanish, and Haitian Creole to business people, missionaries, students, diplomats, charges d’affaires, international agencies, corporate lawyers, adoptive parents etc.
Mr. Charles is a father of three kids who love to travel and embrace new cultures. Through his free lesson classes, he has students all over the world. He uses English, Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole as his teaching tools.
If you want to learn any of the above languages, feel free to contact him. Write to him on this site. He can teach you Haitian Creole, French, Spanish, and English via Skype.
Mr. Charles is also a published poet. He has several poetry collections you can appreciate. Here are some of them: ‘The Long Lost Garden of Eden’, ‘California Bloom, Blossoms, and Harvest Delights’, ‘The last Dance Performance on the Volcano’, ‘California Blossoms and Harvest Delights’, and ‘Young Man, Go West’.