In 2012 Colorado Academy 6th-grader Rachel Harris pursued John Fielder until he would agree to travel with her to Haiti! By email and letter, Harris beseeched Fielder, Colorado’s best-known photographer, to help her produce a children’s book to be sold to benefit the people of one of the world’s poorest countries.
Fielder acquiesced and in August, 2013 visited Haiti for a week with Rachel and her father, Denver attorney Richard Harris, and Jean Mensendick, board member of the Harris Road to Hope Foundation. Fielder photographed the people and scenery around the city of Mirebalais and the remote mountain village of Nordette, accessible only on foot by a steep mountain trail.
The result of this partnership is the engaging story of Nadia the goat and her journey to the city, with plenty of insight into Haitian culture along the way. With drawings from Haitian children and photography from John Fielder, this lovely picture book will inspire, educate and entertain.
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