Debora from Oakland
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Zane and the Hurricane
- A Story of Katrina
- By: Rodman Philbrick
- Narrated by: Jerry Dixon
- Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. 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 all family, Zane and his dog experience the terror of Katrina's wind, rain, and horrific flooding.
So well written & beautifully narrated!
- By Joel on 12-23-14
Fourth Grade Student Learns Empathy Using "History"
I am a teacher with some "reluctant" readers. I bought the book to help my students with reading issues. The book lead to great and thoughtful discussions on our own California levy system, race, class and kindness.
This is a great book for all students from third grade through middle school.
The Most Dangerous Place on Earth
- A Novel
- By: Lindsey Lee Johnson
- Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
- Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
The wealthy enclaves north of San Francisco are not the paradise they appear to be, and nobody knows this better than the students of a local high school. Despite being raised with all the opportunities money can buy, these vulnerable kids are navigating a treacherous adolescence in which every action, every rumor, every feeling, is potentially postable, shareable, viral.
Well Written Yet Heart-Wrenching Content
- By Gwen B. on 02-08-17
Thankful to have Just Enough without Excess
Just like prep schools where parents trust too much. Students do too little. No one required to give to others - only allowed to take from others.