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Zane and the Hurricane
Zane and the Hurricane | Rodman Philbrick
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Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy of mixed race visiting a relative in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hits. Unexpectedly separated from all family, Zane and his dog experience the terror of Katrina's wind, rain, and horrific flooding. Facing death, they are rescued from an attic air vent by a kind, elderly musician and a scrappy young girl--both African American. The chaos that ensues as storm water drowns the city, shelter and food vanish, and police contribute to a dangerous, frightening atmosphere, creates a page-turning tale that completely engrosses the reader. Based on the facts of the worst hurricane disaster in U.S. history, Philbrick includes the lawlessness and lack of government support during the disaster as well as the generosity and courage of those who risked their lives and safety to help others. Here is an unforgettable novel of heroism in the face of truly challenging circumstances.
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sblbooks
Zane and the Hurricane | Rodman Philbrick
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More options for #middlegradeMay. I plan on reading Wish for sure, I got it on Audible for a $1.95 the other day. Zane and the hurricane is on my litsy A to Z challenge. Have you read any of these?

Addison_Reads I read Harbor Me and really enjoyed it. 9mo
sblbooks @Addison_Reads ty. The summary sounds very interesting. I think I'll listen to the audiobook. 9mo
Addison_Reads @sblbooks I listened to the audiobook version too. I love listening to middle grade books while I'm working. They are shorter and easier for me not to miss something while multi-tasking. 😀 9mo
toofondofbooks Lots of good ones here...Walk Two Moons is a standout. 9mo
sblbooks @toofondofbooks thanks for your recommendations. 😎 9mo
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goodreadsandme
Zane and the Hurricane | Rodman Philbrick
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Pickpick

4 1/2 Stars. Newbery Honor book. Great book for your middle grade readers. Thought provoking yet age appropriate account of Katrina.

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annamae
Zane and the Hurricane | Rodman Philbrick
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Hi Littens! I feel like I have been MIA as the new school year has been starting.

Currently reading this in hopes for it to be my first novel length #ReadAloud for the year.
#TeachersofLitsy any suggestions for a gripping read aloud to do with 7th graders?

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EchoLogical
Zane and the Hurricane | Rodman Philbrick
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Started a new book today for the #LitsyAtoZ challenge but took a break for some book end painting with my girl. She's so crafty and it makes my heart happy to create things with her.

#LetterZ

@BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia How lovely! 3y
stacybmartin I 💙this! 3y
EchoLogical @stacybmartin Thanks, they were so much fun to make. 3y
tea.n.books Those look so great! It's such an awesome idea to paint metal bookends to make them more interesting 💕 3y
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Jennb31
Zane and the Hurricane | Rodman Philbrick
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This was an easy read and very much in the style of Philbrick... the New Orleans accent was a bit challenging at times as it didn't feel like it flowed well, however, it did serve to develop characters. I liked that Philbrick included non-fiction in the back about Katrina.

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Dmbulan
Zane and the Hurricane | Rodman Philbrick
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Has anyone read this book? Or have a recommendation for a good book to read on a similar topic, Hurricane Katrina? I am looking to have my middle school students read and explore about the aftermath of this natural disaster and its effects on people just like them.

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