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Another Kind of Hurricane
Ages 9-12
ISBN: 9780553511932
Price: $16.99
Published by: Random House Children's Books

Another Kind of Hurricane

by Tamara Ellis Smith
In this stunning literary debut novel, diverse characters–a black boy who loses his home in Hurricane Katrina and a white boy in Vermont who loses his best friend in a tragic accident–come together to find healing. A hurricane, a tragic death, two boys, one marble. How they intertwine is at the heart of this beautiful, poignant novel from a first-time novelist. When 10-year-old Zavion loses his home in Hurricane Katrina, he and his father are forced to flee to Baton Rouge. And when Henry, a 10-year-old boy in northern Vermont, loses his best friend Wayne tragically, he flees to ravaged New Orleans to help with Hurricane relief efforts–and to search for a marble that was in the pocket of a pair of jeans donated to the Red Cross. Rich with imagery, and crackling with hope, this is the unforgettable story of how lives intertwine in unexpected, even magical, ways.
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