Restavek Freedom Children’s Books

Restavek--which in Creole means 'to stay with'--is a term for exploited children working as unpaid domestic laborers. In 2014, Shout Mouse Press traveled to Haiti to partner with the Restavek Freedom Foundation and produce two children’s books about the Restravek system, written by young people who had themselves been in restavek. Their powerful books aim to raise awareness about the Restavek system, influence communities to help change cultural norms regarding restavek; and mobilize community leaders to stand up for freedom.

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