Calling the Water Drum

  • Title: Calling the Water Drum
  • Author: Latisha Redding Aaron Boyd
  • ISBN: 9781620141946
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Calling the Water Drum Henri and his parents leave their homeland Haiti after they receive an invitation from an uncle to come to New York City Only able to afford a small rickety boat the family sets out in the middle
    Henri and his parents leave their homeland, Haiti, after they receive an invitation from an uncle to come to New York City Only able to afford a small, rickety boat, the family sets out in the middle of the night in search of a better life Out at sea Henri dreams of what life will be like across the great waters Then the small boat overturns, and Henri is placed on topHenri and his parents leave their homeland, Haiti, after they receive an invitation from an uncle to come to New York City Only able to afford a small, rickety boat, the family sets out in the middle of the night in search of a better life Out at sea Henri dreams of what life will be like across the great waters Then the small boat overturns, and Henri is placed on top of the boat as his parents drift further out at sea Overcome with grief, Henri retreats into himself and is no longer able to speak once he reaches land Encouraged by his uncle and neighbor, Henri takes a bucket and plays on it like a drum The drumming becomes a link to his past and a conduit for his emotions Slowly, through his drumming and the kindness of his uncle and friend, Henri learns to navigate this new and foreign world without his parents Calling the Water Drum is a tender and timely tribute to the bravery of immigrants and refugees, and the resiliency of the human spirit.

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    397 Comments


    1. A poignant, realistic refugee story full of courage, tragedy, and resiliency. Powerful illustrations by Aaron Boyd.

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    2. This story is different compared to several other books about families that migrate towards the United States. The main character Henri loses his parents when they were on their way from Haiti to New York. Henri makes it to New York where he does not speak the language and beats on a bucket like it is a drum to cope with his loss. This story is an extremely sad one but it is an important one to tell when teaching about immigration. A lot of stories like this tend to be overall happy but this giv [...]

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    3. A heart-breaking, yet hopeful story to add to a text set on the refugee experience. This boy's family flees from Haiti and tries to make a boat crossing. The water bucket he drums on is the only thing he has left from his life and parents.

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    4. This is a heart wrenching story about a boy whose parents drowned when they left Haiti and how he made it to the USA and dealt with his sorrow.

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    5. A young boy and his family paddle a small boat from the shores of Haiti to America. Moving but for older audiences.

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    6. Well-written, but the subject matter is very heavy. Probably not a good choice for very young children unless you are prepared to discuss afterward.

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    7. A masterfully told story of one boy's journey from Haiti to the United States. Exquisite language and gorgeous watercolor illustrations. Highly recommended for a read aloud and for early readers.

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    8. Add to a refugee text set. A boy and his parents embark on a dangerous journey in a small rowboat from Haiti to the United States.

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    9. A beautiful, but sad, story. Kids can learn a lot from it. I was captivated

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    10. Really moving story about a young boys journey, tragedy and new life in America.

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    11. A poignant story of a Haitian refugee boy who endures a harrowing sea trip to reach the United States.

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    12. Sad, but rings true, and worth reading and sharing, especially with children who have experienced loss or who know a friend who has. The child narrator leaves Haiti by boat, at night, headed for the U.S. after their New York uncle invites them to come live with him. When rough waves capsize the family's leaky boat that had just been purchased for the trip even though the family does not know how to swim, only the child survives. A metal drum becomes his voice until he meets another child who has [...]

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    13. A phenomenal children's book. When a child loses his parents on the open sea, escaping from Haiti to America, the child is bereft that he has made it to freedom without his parents. He has to rebuild his life with his uncle in America. Beating rhythms on the "Water Drum" helps him remember the past and an uncle's love and kindness helps him adapt to his present.

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    14. It was okay. It leaves a lot of questions unanswered (though that in itself is a different kind of okay) and will definitely spark discussion. I'd recommend it for older kids who would ask the kind of questions this book will bring up. Otherwise, it's just a sad story to really little ones.

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    15. Great illustrations. Sad story but important for children, and adults, to know. Not all immigration stories have a happy ending.

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    16. This story is important as I build my classroom library. The titles means so much more after reading the story. I believe this important message opens conversations for all students.

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    17. Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.

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    18. Excellent book! Moving, sad, and uplifting all at the same time.

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    19. At first glance, calling the water drum is a cute story about a boy who likes to drum. The story takes on a different slant when you learn about the little boys dangerous journey to America. Great story about friendship and resiliency.

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