Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere, by Julie Lamana

Upside Down in the Middle of NowhereSummary:  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.

Chronicle Books

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Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods

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.

Penguin