Storm Warriors

Storm Warriors

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Storm Warriors by Elisa Lynn Carbone

Driven from his home by the Ku Klux Klan and still reeling from the death of his mother, Nathan moves with his father and grandfather to the desolate Pea Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina to start a new life. Fortunately, life on Pea Island at the end of the 19th century is far from quiet. The other island residents include the surfmen—the African American crew of the nearby U.S. Life-Saving Station—and soon Nathan is lending an extra hand to these men as they rescue sailors from sinking ships. Working and learning alongside the courageous surfmen, Nathan begins to dream of becoming one himself. But the reality of post-Civil War racism starts to show itself as he gradually realizes the futility of his dream. And then another dream begins to take shape, one that Nathan refuses to let anyone take from him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375806643
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.72(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.71(d)
Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Elisa Carbone is a full-time writer and a part-time windsurfer, rock climber, and lindy-hop dancer. She is the mother of two college-age children. She is also the author of Stealing Freedom, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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Storm Warriors 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnp rea it yt i just gothis nook this is coot
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a 12-year-old black boy named Nathan Williams living on Pea Island with his dad and grandpa. He sees the surfmen doing drills one day and suddenly wants to become a surfman, but after a storm comes he realizes how hard it is to be a surfman and settles on becoming a hard working fisherman.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the world of 1895, Nathan, a young Negro boy, dreams of becoming one of the black surfmen on Pea Island, saving the lives of sailors and passengers shipwrecked off the coast of North Carolina. When his father tells him the odds are against him, Nathan believes the problem is racism. However, in his first summer on the island, he learns there are other hindrances, and perhaps other dreams. This book, inspired by real life characters, tells a part of American history many of us have never seen or heard. The men of the life-saving stations, both black and white, were brave and true to their professions. It's a good read for young and old. The only thing that did not quite ring true was the language of the characters. Most spoke near perfect English and given their times and their backgrounds, there should have been at least a hint of a lack of education, perhaps even of their southernness. Elisa Carbone has created a good read, a story for anyone interested in the dangerous North Carolina coast, American history in the late 19th century, or in the dreams of the young.
Guest More than 1 year ago
CARBON HAS A WINNER. IT BELONGS IN SOCIAL STUDIES UNITS AND WRITING WORKSHOPS. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS FASCINATING AND IMPORTANT FOR OUR CHILDREN TO KNOW. HER AUTHOR'S NOTES INFORM YOUNG WRITERS ABOUT THE JOY AND DIFFICULTY INVOLVED IN PRODUCING QUALITY LITERATURE. IT IS INSPIRING. GO FOR IT.