People Around the World
Bimonthly Faculty Newsletter
Volume 1, Issue 3
African Diaspora—American History
Quince Orchard High School Celebrates Diversity
In celebration of Black History Month, some students and staff would like to recognize Black Americans
of African, Afro-Latino, or Caribbean descent who have made their mark on modern American history.
(selected by Ortance Pierre,
Senior, from Haiti)
In our ESOL 5
class, we read Behind the
Mountains by this author.
It is a powerful story about
political unrest, family re-
unification and accul-
turation in the United
Born in Haiti,
she moved to Brooklyn
when she was twelve.
She is also the author
of Breath, Eyes, Mem-
ory, an Oprah Book
Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist.
Danticat earned a degree in French Litera-
ture from Barnard College, where she won the
1995 Woman of Achievement Award, and later an
MFA from Brown University.
“I admire this person because of the way
she writes. For example her books are easy to read
and easy to understand. I really like how she ex-
pressed her feelings when she first came to this
country, a lot of people used to laugh at her accent
but nothing stopped her to do what she loves to do
Pedro Jaime Martinez: Athlete (selected by Elvis Gomez,
Freshman, from the Dominican Republic)
Pedro Martinez was born on October 25th, 1971 in the
small town Manoguayabo, in Dominican Republic. He’s been playing baseball all of his life.
Now he is the starter pitcher for the New York Mets. He won three CY Young, which is the
most prestigious award in baseball for pitchers. He is considered as one of the best pitch-
ers since the mid 90’s and he lead the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series in 2004.
“I admire him because he won three awards CY Young that award only the pitcher
can win. He played baseball for the Boston Red So