Hurricane Song

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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  - Grasshopper - Goodreads

Hurricane Song In the book Hurricane Song Miles the main character moves from Chicago to Louisiana to live with his dad who is a Jazz player. Miles was on the varsity football team in Chicago and when ... Read full review

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The book is about a young boy named Miles who lives in New Orleans the time of hurricane Katrina. The book explains the struggles he went through and had witnessed while everything was going on at ... Read full review

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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