WINNER OF THE SCBWI CRYSTAL KITE AWARD
AN IN THE MARGINS LIST NOMINEE
The storm pulled them apart. Can they stay strong while far away?
In this dramatic coming-of-age story, Hollis Williams matures in the traumatic events of Hurricane Katrina. Living with his siblings and his grandmother, Hollis's greatest wish has always been to reconnect with his absent father. Through the turmoil of the storm and the ensuing tests of his determination, Hollis keeps this dream alive. Their home destroyed, Hollis and his younger siblings are taken to a shelter in West Virginia, where he discovers what family means and finds his own inner strength.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Laura Roach Dragon is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Born in Missouri, she has lived most of her life in New Orleans and cherishes the history and culture of the Crescent City, which inspires her work and writing. She received a BA in psychology and MSW from Tulane University. Dragon specializes in working with children and adolescents at River Oaks Hospital in New Orleans.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bravo, Bravo, Bravo!! I just finished Hurricane Boy. I read it straight through as I couldn't put it down. I could not rest until I found out what happened to these children. It was as if I were there with them the entire time. Surviving Katrina as an adult, I felt I had experienced the worst, but reading how these very young children handled their situation, I am amazed that this probably did happen. Just when you think you know it all, a book like this comes along and shows you just how clueless you really are. I will be passing this along to my daughter, who is an elementary school teacher and my grandchildren. It's an interesting and easy read!
As a former 6th grade teacher ,i want to say this is a great read for anyone not just middle grade kids. I loved it the story held my attention and I needed to find out what would happen to thses courageous children. LFB