Hurricane Song by Paul Volponi. Miles and his dad are new to NOLA when Hurricane Katrina hits and father and son must evacuate to the Superdome. Important to class: shows the complexities of father-son relationships. Important to me: reminds/teaches students about Hurricane Katrina and life in NOLA.
Entwined by Heather Dixon was voted the YALSA 2012 Best YA Fiction, so why haven't you started reading it yet? This is a tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Want to be more enticed? Follow this link to The Hub to view the book trailer!