Hurricane Child

Kacen Callender (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Scholastic Press
Publish Date
March 27, 2018
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781338129304

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About the Author

Kacen Callender's debut novel, Hurricane Child, was the winner of the 2019 Stonewall Book Award and the 2019 Lambda Literary Award, as well as a Kirkus Best Book of 2018. Born and raised in St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, they enjoy playing video games and watching anime and reality TV shows in their free time. Kacen currently lives and writes in Philadelphia.

Reviews

*"Writing in Caroline's present-tense voice, Callender draws readers in and makes them identify with Caroline's angst and sorrow and joy and pain. Embedding her appealing protagonist in a fully realized Caribbean setting, Callender has readers rooting for Caroline the whole way." -- Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

*"Lush descriptions bring the Caribbean environment to vivid life.... An excellent and nuanced coming-of-age tale." --School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

*"Set against the richly evoked backdrop of the Caribbean, Callender's novel captures the exquisite agony and pain that accompanies rejection and abandonment. Caroline's search for answers provides a steady through line for the story, but it's the deeper questioning and reflection that set this book apart....Visceral, pensive, and memorable." -- Booklist, STARRED REVIEW