INTERMEDIATE FICTION
Callender, Kheryn

Hurricane Child

(2) 4-6 Twelve-year-old Caroline--born during a hurricane, abandoned by her mother, and bullied at school for having the "darkest skin"--is certain she is cursed. Things change for the better when new student Kalinda arrives. Caroline's immediate, present-tense narration thoroughly immerses readers in her struggles to mend her broken family and confront her feelings for Kalinda. Callender's debut masterfully deploys the rich landscape of Caribbean life.

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