Posted on April 24, 2015 by Ms. Martha
Summary: A hurricane, a tragic death, two boys, one marble. How they intertwine is at the heart of this beautiful, poignant book. When ten-year-old Zavion loses his home in Hurricane Katrina, he and his father are forced to flee to Baton Rouge. And when Henry, a ten-year-old boy in northern Vermont, tragically loses his best friend, Wayne, 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.
Schwartz & Wade Books
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Posted on April 13, 2014 by Ms. Martha
Summary: At the end of August 2005, ten-year-old Armani is looking forward to her birthday party in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, where she and her extended family live, but Hurricane Katrina is on the way, bringing destruction and tragedy in its wake.
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Posted on April 12, 2014 by Ms. Martha
Summary: A twelve-year-old boy and his dog become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.
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Posted on June 13, 2012 by Ms. Martha
Summary: Twelve-year-old Li’l T and his family face great losses caused by Hurricane Katrina, including leaving Buddy, their very special, three-legged dog, behind when they must evacuate.
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Posted on July 12, 2011 by Ms. Martha
Summary: Saint is a a budding musician earning money playing clarinet for the New Orleans tourists. His best friend is a stray dog named Shadow, and it’s because of Shadow that Saint’s still in town when Hurricane Katrina hits. His search for Shadow brings him to his elderly neighbor’s home and the three of them flee to her attic when the waters rise. But when Miz Moran’s medication runs out, it’s up to Saint to save her life – and his beloved Shadow’s.
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