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A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

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Natural and man-made disasters are becoming more commonplace in children's lives, and this touching free-verse picture book provides a straightforward account of Hurricane Katrina. In alternating voices, four friends describe their lives before, during, and after the storm and how, even though the world can change in a heartbeat, people define the character of their community and offer one another comfort and hope even in the darkest hours.

Adrienne, Keesha, Michael, and Tommy have been friends for forever. They live on the same street—a street in New Orleans where everyone knows everybody. They play together all day long, every chance they get. It's always been that way. But then people start talking about a storm headed straight for New Orleans. The kids must part ways, since each family deals with Hurricane Katrina in a different manner. And suddenly everything that felt like home is gone.

Renée Watson's lyrical free verse is perfectly matched in Shadra Strickland's vivid mixed media art. Together they celebrate the spirit and resiliency of New Orleans, especially its children.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375956096
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Illustrator:
Stickland, Shadra
Author:
Watson, Renee
Author:
Strickland, Shadra
Subject:
Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Weather
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
New orleans
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8.60x11.00x.30 in. .85 lbs.
Age Level:
07-10

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