Hurricane Song (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 12, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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When Miles?s mother remarries, Miles decides to move to New Orleans to be with his father. But he and his father are very different?Miles?s dad lives for jazz, while Miles?s first love is football. Then Hurricane Katrina hits, and the two must seek refuge in the Superdome. What would normally be a dream come true for a football fan, this safe haven turns into a nightmare when the power fails and gangs take over. And when his father decides to rebel, Miles must make a choice that will alter their relationship? and their lives?forever.

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User Review  - Linda Lipko - Goodreads

I've read many books regarding New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina. This is one I cannot recommend! Read full review

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User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

So far, this is the best book about Hurricane Katrina for teens. A realistic account of one teen's experience trying to escape New Orleans, ending up in the Superdome, and losing his home. And like Katrina, the book did not end "happy," but it did end with hope. A must read. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Paul Volponi is a writer, journalist, and teacher living in New York City. From 1992 to 1998, he taught incarcerated adolescents on Rikers Island to read and write, forming the basis of his first young adult novel, "Black and White", winner of the 2006 IRA Young Adult Book Award, an ALA Best Book Young Adult, and Quick Pick Award winner. His other young adult novels include, "Rooftop" (also a BBYA and Quick Pick winner), and "Rucker Park Setup". Mr. Volponi holds an MA in American Literature from the City College of New York and a BA in English from Baruch. You can visit him online at