Hurricane Child

Title

Hurricane Child

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781338129304

Pages

224 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane, which is considered bad luck, twelve-year-old Caroline falls in love with another girl--and together they set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

1010L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Separation; Multiracial; Race discrimination; Gay/Lesbian; separated parents; multriracial community; skin color; different races; racism; prejudice; lesbian; lesbian child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Black / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

lesbian females

Awards

Stonewall Award 2019
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018
Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth, 2018

Keywords

St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands; spirits; Catholic school; coming of age; lost mother; ocean; bullying; Water Island

Diversity Impact

direct

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