Garfield Cayemitte-Charles is an average sixth grader learning to navigate Brooklyn, New York by asking more questions than anyone in his class. His life seems normal —until now. Garfield can’t wait to spend time with his family over his 2021 summer vacation, but his home country is becoming more dangerous every day. Gang and police violence, presidential assassinations, Covid-19, and an earthquake all await him in Haiti. Can Garfield and his family survive all these challenges and manage to enjoy their vacation playing soccer and eating good food? Or will this trip be a recipe for disaster?
Garfield Cayemitte-Charles has written a remarkable coming of age story—
a suspenseful, uplifting, and incredibly engaging memoir for others to appreciate the perspective of the young Haitian-American experience.