Hurricane Song (Paperback)
Speak, 9780142414187, 138pp.
Publication Date: June 25, 2009
When Miles's mother remarries, Miles decides to move to New Orleans to be with his father. But he and his father are very different--Miles's dad lives for jazz, while Miles's first love is football. Then Hurricane Katrina hits, and the two must seek refuge in the Superdome. What would normally be a dream come true for a football fan, this safe haven turns into a nightmare when the power fails and gangs take over. And when his father decides to rebel, Miles must make a choice that will alter their relationship--and their lives--forever.
About the Author
Paul Volponi is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel Black & White. From 1992 to 1998, he taught adolescents on Rikers Island in New York City to read and write. Mr. Volponi worked at a day treatment center like Daytop teaching students and helping them prepare for the GED. Mr. Volponi lives in New York City.
Praise For Hurricane Song…
This powerful tale is a quick but indelible read. -Kliatt, starred review