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Hurricane Child
Hurricane Child | Kheryn Callender
Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child. Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and twelve-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately. She's hated and bullied by everyone in her small school on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, a spirit only she can see won't stop following her, and -- worst of all -- Caroline's mother left home one day and never came back. But when a new student named Kalinda arrives, Caroline's luck begins to turn around. Kalinda, a solemn girl from Barbados with a special smile for everyone, becomes Caroline's first and only friend -- and the person for whom Caroline has begun to develop a crush. Now, Caroline must find the strength to confront her feelings for Kalinda, brave the spirit stalking her through the islands, and face the reason her mother abandoned her. Together, Caroline and Kalinda must set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother -- before Caroline loses her forever.
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Monstershaped
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻🎉📚 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💟📚💟 2mo
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Kathrin
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I am impressed with this Middle Grade novel about a 12 yo girl finding her mother. It‘s packed with cultural impressions, young love and family issues.

#booked2019 #audiobook #readdiverse

Cinfhen Nice 👍🏻 #MiddleGrade was way better than I expected 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job. I actually like Middle Grade better than YA... 2mo
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Lindy
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Winner of two important #LGBTQ awards—Stonewall & Lambda—the primary audience for this first-person tale are readers who are around the same age as the main character, who‘s 12. Caroline Murphy was abandoned by her mother for unknown reasons, is bullied at school, and falls in love with another girl. To set her even further apart, Caroline can see spirits. A heartfelt & memorable story set in the US Virgin Islands. #diversevoices #audiobook

Kathrin I just started this for @booked2019 . I am glad you liked it!! 2mo
Lindy @Kathrin I could tell the story was close to the author‘s heart. I appreciate that kind of writing. 😊 2mo
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Lindy
Hurricane Child | Kheryn Callender
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I‘m loving the narrator‘s performance in this #audiobook, so I looked up Krystel Roche online. She‘s an actress from Haiti and her emotional range—sometimes defiant, sometimes sorrowful—is perfect for this story.

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Lindy
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”I was born 2 days after Hurricane Hugo. It was teasingly suggested all of my life that being a hurricane child is unlucky & that I‘m the person bringing these storms—but, as a child, with the bullying & isolation I faced, I sometimes thought it was true. Caroline also endures intense bullying, but I wrote Caroline out of what I wish I‘d had growing up: a sense of strength & self-awareness in who she was, even in the face of adversity.” -Callender

Lindy This comment is from an interview with the author about their main character, 12-year-old Caroline. http://oomscholasticblog.com/post/wehavediversebooks-5-questions-1-bonus-kheryn-... 3mo
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MandaMT
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Unflinching yet beautiful. Caroline Murphy is a character who deserves to be seen.

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emtobiasz
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#audiocrafting with this #middlegrade Caribbean story and my stamp carving supplies. My dad is really into antique cars, so this is a tracing/simplification of a 1931 Cadillac ad. I think I‘m going to make some cards for Father‘s Day...

julesG Lovely! 👌 4mo
ferskner 😮 that is SO. COOL. 4mo
Eyelit That‘s awesome! 4mo
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LeahBergen Wonderful! 4mo
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Smrloomis Awesome! 😆 4mo
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rachelsbrittain
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1. Black Leopard, Red Wolf; Love in the Time of Cholera; and The Unstoppable Wasp

2. Hurricane Child

3. Her Royal Highness and Kingsbane

#weekendreads

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rachelsbrittain
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A lovely middle grade novel about a lonely little girl on Water Island in the Caribbean, full of lush magical realism and dealing with identity, homophobia, colorism, bullying, and family. I definitely recommend the audiobook as the narrator really brings the story to life.

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MandaMT
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Haul from this year‘s Boston Book Festival. Excited to jump in!

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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What an amazing, complex, moving portrayal of a young queer black girl from Water Island in the Caribbean. Caroline's story is about grief, love, family, queer crushes, bullying, shadism, homophobia, and friendship. It has a lovely poetic, magical realism to it. It felt very authentic to a twelve year old's world while is dealt with 'adult' issues but never simplified or talked down. This book was a wonderful reminder of how deeply children feel.

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BellaBookNook
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Browsing at Amazon bookstore and discovered this beauty!! I‘ve never heard of it before. But it would look fantastic on my bookshelf. #coverlove

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MGarciaWrites
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Absolutely gorgeous.

WanderingBookaneer I have this one and need to finish it. 1y
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johnnie_cakes
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‪This book is beautiful. The storytelling is so lush, and you‘ll immediately fall in love with Caroline. You‘ll love her spirit, your heart will break for her, and you‘ll want to just hold her close to you as she navigates her first crush and trying to find her lost mother. ‬#lgbtreads #gayya #gaymg

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johnnie_cakes
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How gorgeous is this cover? Loving this so far.

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abbylibrarian
Hurricane Child | Kheryn Callender
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Next up for the #24in48 #readathon!