Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share the titles we can't wait to release.

Another Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith. 336 p. Random House Children's Books, July 14, 2015. 9780553511932.

Publisher synopsis: In this stunning debut novel, two very different characters—a black boy who loses his home in Hurricane Katrina and a white boy in Vermont who loses his best friend in a tragic accident—come together to find healing.

A hurricane, a tragic death, two boys, one marble. How they intertwine is at the heart of this beautiful, poignant book. When ten-year-old Zavion loses his home in Hurricane Katrina, he and his father are forced to flee to Baton Rouge. And when Henry, a ten-year-old boy in northern Vermont, tragically loses his best friend, Wayne, he flees to ravaged New Orleans to help with hurricane relief efforts—and to search for a marble that was in the pocket of a pair of jeans donated to the Red Cross.

Rich with imagery and crackling with hope, this is the unforgettable story of how lives connect in unexpected, even magical, ways.

I learned about this from Kathi Appelt's FB page when she posted a link to a starred review by Kirkus. I was so happy about the heads up. 


  1. Nice pick! I hope that you enjoy reading it.

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  2. I hope you like the book! Check out my WoW!

  3. Great choice! This one sounds very interesting and it's the first I've heard about it. I hope you enjoy it when it comes out.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian