Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Natural disaster, family, New Orleans
With her thirteenth birthday approaching, Reesie is expecting new changes and opportunities. She isn’t expecting her home to be destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Her mother, a nurse, and her father, a police officer, disagree on whether or not to leave the city before the storm hits, but neither are able to leave when things get desperate. Separated from her mother and father, Reesie finds refuge with her neighbors, and they do everything they can do to survive the rising flood waters. Reesie has to find her parents through the disarray and chaos. After being reunited with her parents, her mother decides that they should stay in New Jersey with family. Reesie desperately misses her father, who stayed behind, and has to find a way to reunite her parents and find what home means.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 27.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss7/27