Fourteen-year old Andre, kidnapped into slavery, makes a desperate escape from certain death!
This action-packed story is about a teenager's horrific experiences as a child-slave in Port au Prince. He is imprisioned in a daily hell of hopelessness. Starvation, painful beatings, little sleep and no school become his daily existence.
A rare mountain creature, a hutia, adds to the suspense as the story unfolds in each chapter. The surprise ending gives hope and courage to the reader to eliminate child slavery wherever it exists.
This unique book educates the reader with illustrated sidebars that feature facts about Haiti, its people and their culture. Resources for further study and suggestions on how to help make a difference for the people of Haiti are included in this book.