Hurricane Song

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Penguin, Jun 12, 2008 - Young Adult 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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The story of a boy and his father and the events that unfolded during hurricane Katrina. Miles came to New Orleans to live with his father who was a musician and had all of his attention on that ... Read full review

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Miles is a high school football player, who's just moved to New Orleans to live with his dad after his mom remarried. His father is a professional jazz musician who plays the trumpet, and Miles thinks ... Read full review

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Paul Volponi is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel Black & White. From 1992 to 1998, he taught adolescents on Rikers Island in New York City to read and write. Mr. Volponi worked at a day treatment center like Daytop teaching students and helping them prepare for the GED. Mr. Volponi lives in New York City.

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