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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine cover

Let Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite be your armchair travel guides this summer to the Haiti that the sister-author duo know and love. And now especially is your chance: their debut, DEAR HAITI, LOVE ALAINE [Inkyard Press] has been selected as Hoopla’s Book Club YA Pick!

The ebook and audio formats of the book are available to check out at Hoopla now, and to further enrich your journey, be sure to download the discussion guide for the book, free!


“The Moulite Sisters have given us a refreshing and balanced view of Haiti through the eyes of Alaine, a remarkable, funny, and whip-smart young Haitian-American coming to terms with both herself and her heritage. Dear Haiti, Love Alaine is, at its heart, also an American story—necessary, hopeful, and enlightening.
—Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street, National Book Award Finalist

⭐ “Seamlessly blending story lines and allusions to Haiti’s history and culture, the authors create an indelible, believable character in Alaine—naive, dynamic, and brutally honest—who stretches and grows as her remarkable, affectingly rendered family relationships do.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

⭐ “[The Moulites] deliver a phenomenal coming-of-age story with this stunning novel. The reader is treated to a contemporary story lightly threaded with superstition that refreshingly veers away from the traditional white, western gaze and features a Haitian American, her immigrant family, and the land of her heritage at the fore.”
Booklist, starred review

“An enchanting and engrossing novel full of wit and laughter along with a tantalizing generational mystery. Alaine Beauparlant is that rare character who feels like your complicated but indispensable friend, one you wish you could stay in touch with and hear more fascinating and absorbing stories from long after finishing the book.”
—Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory

I couldn’t put Dear Haiti, Love Alaine down! I adored how smart and ambitious Alaine is, and I related to her, hurt for her, and rejoiced with her throughout this book.”
—Jasmine Guillory, NYT bestselling author of The Wedding Date