Another kind of hurricane

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In this stunning debut novel, two very different 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 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. Rich with imagery and crackling with hope, this is the unforgettable story of how lives connect in unexpected, even magical, ways. "In Smith's poetic hands, this poignant story barrels across the pages and into the reader's heart, reminding us that magic can arise from the deepest tragedy." -Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor Award winner and two-time National Book Award Finalist
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9780553511949
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9780553511956
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subject_facet Death -- Juvenile fiction
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
Grief -- Juvenile fiction
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Juvenile fiction
Loss (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction
Survival -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Another kind of hurricane
title_full Another Kind of Hurricane
Another kind of hurricane / Tamara Ellis Smith
title_short Another kind of hurricane
title_sub
topic_facet Death
Friendship
Grief
Historical Fiction
Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Juvenile Fiction
Loss (Psychology)
Survival