ANOTHER KIND OF HURRICANE
Author: Tamara Ellis Smith
in new orleans, ten-year-old zavion crouches in the attic of his house as hurricane katrina pounds around him. up, down, and over.
in northern vermont, ten-year-old henry swipes a marble hidden inside his best friend’s casket. he still can’t believe his friend died on mount mansfield—their mountain.
as zavion and his father flee for a friend’s house in baton rouge, henry and his best friend’s father head south to new orleans to help victims of the storm. but henry has a secret reason for going too.
and zavion is on a mission of his own…
how do the two boys meet? it’s all thanks to that marble—a small, round, lucky piece of glass—tucked away in the pocket of henry’s jeans.