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Hurricane Child (Scholastic Gold)
By (author): Kacen Callender
Kacen Callender

Imprint:

Scholastic Press

ISBN:

9781338129311

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 3 - 7
Oct 01, 2019
$9.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

7.56in x 5.28 x 0.55 in | 0.35 lb

Page Count:

240 pages
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women
Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction|Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction|Children’s / Teenage fiction: Fantasy|Children’s / Teenage general interest: Girls and women|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: LGBTQ+
Prepare to be swept up by this exquisite novel that reminds us that grief and love can open the world in mystical ways.

Winner of the Stonewall Book AwardWinner of the Lambda Literary AwardCaroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and 12-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately. She's hated and bullied by everyone in her small school on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, a spirit only she can see won't stop following her, and -- worst of all -- Caroline's mother left home one day and never came back.But when a new student named Kalinda arrives, Caroline's luck begins to turn around. Kalinda, a solemn girl from Barbados with a special smile for everyone, becomes Caroline's first and only friend -- and the person for whom Caroline has begun to develop a crush.Now, Caroline must find the strength to confront her feelings for Kalinda, brave the spirit stalking her through the islands, and face the reason her mother abandoned her. Together, Caroline and Kalinda must set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother -- before Caroline loses her forever.

Kacen Callender is a bestselling and award-winning author of multiple novels for children, teens, and adults, including King and the Dragonflies, winner of the National Book Award, Coretta Scott King Honor and Lambda Literary Award and Hurricane Child, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and Stonewall Honor Award, and the bestselling novel Felix Ever After. They live in US Virgin Islands.



* "Writing in Caroline's present-tense voice, Callender draws readers in and makes them identify with Caroline's angst and sorrow and joy and pain. Embedding her appealing protagonist in a fully realized Caribbean setting, Callender has readers rooting for Caroline the whole way." -- Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW* "Lush descriptions bring the Caribbean environment to vivid life...An excellent and nuanced coming-of-age tale." -- School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW* "Set against the richly evoked backdrop of the Caribbean, Callender's novel captures the exquisite agony and pain that accompanies rejection and abandonment. Caroline's search for answers provides a steady through line for the story, but it's the deeper questioning and reflection that set this book apart.... Visceral, pensive, and memorable." -- Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

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