Running the Road to ABC

By Denize Lauture, Illustrated by Reynold Ruffins                                                     (Simon & Schuster Books for young readers – 1996)                                                Three boys and three girls go up and down steep hills everyday to school. They start to run at daybreak, and run not only over the hills but also through the fields and across the city square to arrive the school before it starts. With poetic text and bright-colored vibrance of Haitian fold art, the book captures the happiness of learning.