Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith

By Tamara Ellis Smith

during this beautiful debut novel, very diversified characters—a black boy who loses his domestic in typhoon Katrina and a white boy in Vermont who loses his ally in a sad accident—come jointly to discover therapeutic.
 
A typhoon, a sad demise, boys, one marble. How they intertwine is on the center of this pretty, poignant booklet. while ten-year-old Zavion loses his domestic in storm Katrina, he and his father are pressured to escape to Baton Rouge. And whilst Henry, a ten-year-old boy in northern Vermont, tragically loses his ally, Wayne, he flees to ravaged New Orleans to assist with storm aid efforts—and to go looking for a marble that was once within the pocket of a couple of denims donated to the purple move.
 
wealthy with imagery and crackling with desire, this is often the unforgettable tale of the way lives attach in unforeseen, even magical, ways.
 
“In Smith’s poetic palms, this poignant tale barrels around the pages and into the reader’s center, reminding us that magic can come up from the private tragedy.” —Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor Award winner and two-time nationwide ebook Award Finalist

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