Zane and the Hurricane: 1 Minute Book Review


Zane and the Hurricane: A seriously dramatic tale of a young boy, Zane, left in the ninth Ward of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck. The boy has to figure out how to escape his flooded house and neighborhood and find his family while relying on strangers and the kindness of others. The discrimination faced by many people trying to leave New Orleans during the flooding is addressed honestly and carefully for an upper elementary audience. At the height of this struggle, Zane and his group are confronted when trying to cross the bridge into Algiers and the reality of prejudice plaguing so many in this area becomes very clear. I highly recommend to those who enjoy strong storytelling based on real events in recent history.


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