Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere

eBook - 2014
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Armani Curtis can think about only one thing: her tenth birthday. All her friends are coming to her party, her mama is making a big cake, and she has a good feeling about a certain wrapped box. Turning ten is a big deal to Armani. It means she's older, wiser, more responsible. But when Hurricane Katrina hits the Lower Nines of New Orleans, Armani realizes that being ten means being brave, watching loved ones die, and mustering all her strength to help her family weather the storm. A powerful story of courage and survival, Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere celebrates the miraculous power of hope and love in the face of the unthinkable.
Publisher: 2014
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. San Francisco : Chronicle Books LLC, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3017 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 907 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781452130309


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At the end of August 2005, ten-year-old Armani is looking forward to her birthday party in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, where she and her extended family live, but Hurricane Katrina is on the way, bringing destruction and tragedy in its wake.

2014 is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Armani was about to turn 10 when the hurricane struck and turned her world upside down. She was forced to take care of her two younger sisters when they were separated from their home and the rest of their family. Will she be able to save them fr... Read More »

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Oct 24, 2016

I loved this book. It was a hard story about a terrible event, but I learned a lot about how it actually was to experience this hurricane. I really felt that I understand Armani and the struggles she went through. It showed the power of family and of neighborhoods.

Mar 22, 2016

My 6th grade daughter loved this book.

BCD2013 Jun 09, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
What Armani wanted was the best birthday party ever. What she got was Hurricane Katrina, ripping her family apart, testing their resolve, and showing her what it really takes to be strong in the face of an overwhelming catastrophe.


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