#1 New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction to celebrate Chika, a Haitian orphan whose short life forever changed his heart. Chika Jeune was born three days before the earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. When her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to the Have Faith Haiti Orphanage operated by Albom in Port Au Prince.
As a self-assured three-year-old, Chika delighted the other kids and teachers, but at age five, she became critically ill. Mitch and his wife, Janine, brought Chika home to Detroit for medical help, but were unable to save Chika from an inoperable brain tumor. Yet she taught them that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost. Told in hindsight, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable.
Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster, and musician. His books have collectively sold more than 39 million copies worldwide, have been published in forty-nine territories and in forty-five languages around the world, and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.