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A Place Where Hurricanes Happen free pdf Natural and man-made disasters are becoming more commonplace in children's lives, and this touching free-verse picture book provides a straightforward account of Hurricane Katrina. In alternating voices, four friends describe their lives before, during, and after the storm and how, even though the world can change in a heartbeat, people define the character of their community and offer one another comfort and hope even in the darkest hours.
Adrienne, Keesha, Michael, and Tommy have been friends for "forever." They live on the same street--a street in New Orleans where everyone knows everybody. They play together all day long, every chance they get. It's "always" been that way. But then people start talking about a storm headed straight for New Orleans. The kids must part ways, since each family deals with Hurricane Katrina in a different manner. And suddenly everything that felt like home is gone.
Renee Watson's lyrical free verse is perfectly matched in Shadra Strickland's vivid mixed media art. Together they celebrate the spirit and resiliency of New Orleans, especially its children.

About Renee Watson

Renee Watson has worked as a teaching-artist for more than ten years, teaching creative writing and theater to elementary, middle and high school students. In 2006 Renee travelled to New Orleans where she facilitated poetry and theater workshops with children coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Renee lives in New York, New York. This is her first picture book. You can visit Renee online at www.reneewatson.net. In 2009, Shadra Strickland received the American Library Association's John Steptoe Award for New Talent and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award for "Bird, " her first picture book. Shadra visited New Orleans to research this book, and she was awed by the art scene, the rich culture, and the wonderful people of the city. Shadra lives in Brooklyn, New York."

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Author : Renee Watson
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Data Published : 15 June 2010
ISBN : 0375856099
EAN : 9780375856099
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 40 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
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