Sandra Marquez Stathis
Writing as a mother, journalist, and former human rights observer, Sandra Marquez Stathis takes readers on a powerful journey to post-quake Haiti in Rubble: The Search for a Haitian Boy (Lyons Press, $16.95) she embarks on a quest in search of Junior Louis, a little boy who was seven years old and homeless when she first met him many years before. Marquez is determined to find out if he has survived the quake and to express her gratitude for his enduring friendship. In doing so she learns that Junior’s story is Haiti’s story and that it is possible to create something of beauty and meaning from the hardships of life: to make art—to make life—out of rubble. Stathis has worked as a staff writer for People magazine, the Miami Herald, the Associated Press, and Reuters.