Zombelina loves to dance, and going to school is just as fun! She leaps on the bus and twirls down the aisle. In class she raises her hand high in the air, even if sometimes it falls under her chair. When it's time for show-and-tell, Zombelina can't wait to share her hip-hop moves, but a new student named Morty has his own case of stage fright . . . something Zombelina knows how to fix. She has the perfect idea to make Morty feel welcome: a big rockin' dance party! After all, friends who dance together, stay together!
"Originally published in 1988 and written by one of Haiti''s seminal authors, still with us at age 90, this vibrant, erotically charged work shows how humans counter fear--particularly the fear of death--in varied more or less magical ways, even as it paints a fresh and enticing picture of Haitian culture...Luscious and affirmative reading, this is work both the serious-minded and the lighthearted can enjoy." --Library Journal, Starred review "Depestre presents a rich and nuanced exploration of large and significant themes expertly couched in one fantastical, expertly translated tale." --Booklist, Starred review "One-of-a-kind...[A] ribald, free-wheeling magical-realist novel, first published in 1988 and newly, engagingly translated by Glover...An icon of Haitian literature serves up a hotblooded, rib-ticking, warmhearted m#65533;lange of ghost story, cultural inquiry, folk art, andv#65533;ritable l''amour." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred review "The sights and sounds of Haiti''s vibrant carnival season invigorate this tale of vodou and Haitian culture...The truth of Hadriana''s fate proves more poignant than horrifying, but in Depestre''s hands, this incident is a touchstone of a culture in which distinctions between the empirical and spiritual are obscured, and whose traditional celebrations and beliefs introduce an element of the mythic into the everyday. Eroticism and humor course through his narrative. Depestre''s intimacywith his subject matter and his familiarity with the people he portrays--the story is set in his hometown, at the time when he was 12 years old--give readers an insider''s look at Jacmelian culture." --Publishers Weekly "You''ve never read about a zombie like Hadriana. Transformed into the walking dead on her wedding day, Hadriana becomes part of popular legend, one imbued with magic, eroticism, and even humor." --Tor.com "You do not need to believe in zombies or Vodou to be carried away by this story--a metaphor for all forms of dispossession...Ren#65533; Depestre has gone beyond nostalgia to write a sumptuous love story." --Le Monde With a foreword by Edwidge Danticat. Translated from the French by Kaiama L. Glover. Hadriana in All My Dreams, winner of the prestigious Prix Renaudot, takes place primarily during Carnival in 1938 in the Haitian village of Jacmel. A beautiful young French woman, Hadriana, is about to marry a Haitian boy from a prominent family. But on the morning of the wedding, Hadriana drinks a mysterious potion and collapses at the altar. Transformed into a zombie, her wedding becomes her funeral. She is buried by the town, revived by an evil sorcerer, and then disappears into popular legend. Set against a backdrop of magic and eroticism, and recounted with delirious humor, the novel raises universal questions about race and sexuality. The reader comes away enchanted by the marvelous reality of Haiti''s Vodou culture and convinced of Depestre''s lusty claim that all beings--even the undead ones--have a right to happiness and true love. From the introduction by Edwidge Danticat: Despestre offers us the kind of tale we rarely get in the hundreds of zombie stories featuring Haitians, stories set both inside and outside of Haiti. InHadriana in All My Dreams we get bothlangaj--the secret language of Haitian Vodou--as well as the type of descriptive, elegiac, erotic, and satirical language, and the artistic license needed to create this most nuanced and powerful novel. Kaiama L. Glover is an associate professor of French and Africana Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author ofHaiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon, coeditor ofYale French Studies'' Revisiting Marie Vieux-Chauvet: Paradoxes of Postcolonial Feminine (issue no. 128), and translator of Frenk#65533;tienne''sReady to Burst and Marie Vieux-Chauvet''sDance on the Volcano. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and the Fulbright Foundation.
This adventure series is created especially for readers who love the fight of good vs. evil, magical academies like Hogwarts in the Harry Potter saga, and games like Minecraft, Terraria, and Pokemon GO. With zombie attacks threatening their town, Will's older brother urges him to act responsible by staying home to protect the villagers. But Will, ever the explorer, is already dreaming of his next destination: the snow-covered forests of the Taiga biome. Despite the danger facing his home, Will sneaks off on his adventure, and he soon finds that the wintery region is everything he hoped it would be--right down to the pack of wild wolves he could try to tame as pets. But when an urgent message from home tells him his brother's in trouble, Will has to choose: stay in the Taiga biome and tame the wolf he's always wanted, or return home and rescue his brother? The third book in the Secrets of an Overworld Survivor chapter book series, Wolves vs. Zombies is an epic adventure--perfect for introducing young gamers to reading!
"Exciting...intriguing...epic." —Booklist (starred review) Library Journal's Must-Have Spring Books, Editors' Picks 2017 The New York Times bestseller Warm Bodies captured hearts worldwide in twenty-five languages, inspiring a major film and a cult fandom. Now R the reluctant zombie continues his journey in this much-anticipated sequel. Being alive is hard. Being human is harder. But since his recent recovery from death, R is making progress. He’s learning how to read, how to speak, maybe even how to love, and the city’s undead population is showing signs of life. R can almost imagine a future with Julie, this girl who restarted his heart—building a new world from the ashes of the old one. And then helicopters appear on the horizon. Someone is coming to restore order. To silence all this noise. To return things to the way they were, the good old days of stability and control and the strong eating the weak. The plague is ancient and ambitious, and the Dead were never its only weapon. How do you fight an enemy that’s in everyone? Can the world ever really change? With their home overrun by madmen, R, Julie, and their ragged group of refugees plunge into the otherworldly wastelands of America in search of answers. But there are some answers R doesn’t want to find. A past life, an old shadow, crawling up from the basement.