Hurricane Song

Hurricane Song

By Paul Volponi

Viking Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780670061600, 136pp.

Publication Date: June 12, 2008


Hurricane Katrina is raging and you are inside the Superdome!

Miles has only lived in New Orleans with his dad, a musician, for a few months when Hurricane Katrina hits. Father and son haven?t exactly been getting along. Miles is obsessed with football; his dad?s passion is jazz. But when the storm strikes, they?re forced to work through their differences to survive a torturous few days in the Superdome.

Paul Volponi, known for writing books that capture the pulse of urban life in New York City, creates a gripping hour-by-hour portrayal of what life was like for those left behind once the floodwaters began to rise.

About the Author
Paul Volponi is a writer, journalist, and teacher living in New York City. Mr. Volponi is also the author of Black and White, Rooftop, and Rucker Park Setup. He holds an MA in American Literature from the City College of New York and a BA in English from Baruch. Visit him at