Zane and the Hurricane
Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy of mixed race visiting a relative in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hits. Unexpectedly separated from his family, Zane and his dog experience the terror of Katrina's wind, rain, and horrific flooding. Facing death, they are rescued from an attic air vent by a kind, elderly musician and a scrappy young girl - both African American. Chaos ensues as storm water drowns the city, shelter and food vanish, and police contribute to a dangerous, frightening atmosphere. This is an unforgettable novel of heroism in the face of truly challenging circumstances. Ages 10 to 14.