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Finding someplace

by Patrick, Denise Lewis,

Format: Kindle Book 2015 2015
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The weekend she turns thirteen, aspiring clothing designer Teresa "Reesie" Boone is separated from her family by Hurricane Katrina but, during the horrific storm and its aftermath, begins to find strength in herself.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Living in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Teresa (Reesie) Boone plans to spend her thirteenth birthday party debuting a special dress she made she aspires to be a fashion designer and relishing neighbor Miss Martine's coconut cake. Even the worry of Hurricane Katrina can't dampen her excitement, especially since her father insists it's just another regular storm. By the time they realize it's a real threat, it's too late to evacuate. With both parents trapped at work, Reesie spends her birthday holed up with Miss Martine; and as the storm rolls in, the power goes out, and the water rises. Patrick captures Reesie's terror in ways young readers will relate to not just her fear of the dark and the flooding but also of being separated from her parents and responsible for her own rescue. The aching loss of the aftermath Reesie's lingering guilt over losing important possessions at the evacuation center; her difficulty processing the bigness of the destruction; the financial and marital problems engulfing her parents is sensitively portrayed.--Hutley, Krista Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "New Orleans native and aspiring fashion designer Reesie Boone is consumed with excitement about her approaching 13th birthday, but Hurricane Katrina preempts her plans. Reesie's family didn't anticipate the storm's severity and evacuate; separated from her parents and older brother, Reesie sticks with Miss Martine, an elderly neighbor who turns out to have had an intriguing life. Patrick (A Matter of Souls) builds absorbing tension as Katrina's effects worsen-"It felt as if the only life left in New Orleans was there, on top of this little house on Dauphine Street." In the aftermath of the storm, Reesie's parents disagree about the safety of the city, and Reesie and her mother leave town to live with relatives in New Jersey. When Reesie returns to New Orleans for Christmas, it's not the same place she left. Reesie's determination-both to achieve her own dreams and to take care of those close to her-shine in this intimate look at the impact of a devastating natural disaster and the commitment of those dedicated to rebuilding. Ages 8-12. Agent: Jill Corcoran, Jill Corcoran Literary Agency. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Juvenile fiction
Families Louisiana New Orleans Juvenile fiction
African Americans Juvenile fiction
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Fiction
Family life Louisiana New Orleans Fiction
African Americans Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
New Orleans (La.) Fiction.
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)2015
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 680
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781627794237
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