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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
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So well written & beautifully narrated!

  • By Joel on 12-23-14

Fourth Grade Student Learns Empathy Using "History"

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-17

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
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written Yet Heart-Wrenching Content

  • By Gwen B. on 02-08-17

Thankful to have Just Enough without Excess

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-17

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.