Hurricane Child

Hurricane Child

by Kheryn Callender

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ISBN-13: 9781338129328
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 707,731
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Born and raised on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, Kheryn Callender holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, where they studied fine arts, Japanese, and creative writing, as well as an MFA from The New School’s Writing for Children program. Hurricane Child marks their debut novel.

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My ma's voice is rough and low. When she speaks to strangers on the telephone, they call her "sir." I guess it must be surprising to some people, the way her voice sounds, because she's so beautiful—just about the prettiest woman you've ever seen—but I think it suits her just fine. I love the way her rough voice vibrates through the air like a beat on a drum. She sings around the house. Under her breath, since people say her voice is so ugly all the time.
Why you wanna fly, Blackbird?
That's the song that's stuck in my head now.
You ain't never gonna fly.
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Kalinda walks into the room, head as high as ever, taking her time smiling and greeting everyone in the room. She leaves me for last, but I know it's only because she has the most to say to me. She takes someone else's seat beside me and takes my hand and tells me that I would never believe what has happened.

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