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This is the cover of a children’s book published by Grasset-Jeunesse in September, 2004, in France —  six months after Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was overthrown for the second time. The co-authors are Joëlle Rodoreda and Véronique Willemin.

I found it in my son’s bookshelf just the other day. It’s about a dog named Aristide who is so shy he doesn’t want to go for a walk. And when Aristide is pulled along on his leash by a little French boy named Jean in a park somewhere in France, he gets so embarrassed that he actually turns pink!

Well, it doesn’t mean much — but the cover’s good.

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