A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385376686
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 07/22/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,273,886
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

Renée Watson has worked as a teaching-artist for more than ten years, teaching creative writing and theater to elementary, middle and high school students. In 2006 Renée travelled to New Orleans where she facilitated poetry and theater workshops with children coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Renée lives in New York, New York. This is her first picture book. You can visit Renée online at www.reneewatson.net.


In 2009, Shadra Strickland received the American Library Association's John Steptoe Award for New Talent and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award for Bird, her first picture book. Shadra visited New Orleans to research this book, and she was awed by the art scene, the rich culture, and the wonderful people of the city. Shadra lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Place Where Hurricanes Happen 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Rita6 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
What a very touchy story, the style that the Author use was very much New Orleans. The characters were more than just kids from New Orleans; they were friends, support systems, siblings, caring neighbor and more. This book tells the story of Hurrican Katrina from the kids from New Orleans point of view.
Jill.Barrington on LibraryThing 10 months ago
The stories of the lives of four neighborhood children in New Orleans are told. They are good friends and enjoy playing together; however, they are split up for a period of time due to a hurricane. The stories each child tells are from before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina.
michelleraphael on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I might be bias because I am from New Orleans, but this book was very touching. It gives a child's view on Katrina. I could relate to a bit of it because this is what we go through in the south.
kloupe1 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I found that this was a rather good book. I liked how the book was formatted: before, during and after. This book shows what children all over New Orleans knew, or did not know. They didn't know if they would ever see their friends again, they didn't know if they would ever go home again. But they did know that they were happy to be alive and happy to have the memories and the chance to go back home, even if things were a little different.