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Published by: Random House Children's Books
Another Kind of Hurricaneby 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.Learn more about this title.