Out Youth Banned Book Drive - Hurricane Child
Out Youth Banned Book Drive - Hurricane Child
Out Youth Banned Book Drive - Hurricane Child

Out Youth Banned Book Drive - Hurricane Child

Kacen Callendar
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This holiday season, give back to the community with the gift of books!

We are trying to raise 150 books so every drop-in participant at Out Youth can receive one this holiday season.

We’ve started by donating the first 50, and we need your help to raise the rest. Buy a copy of either Gender Queer: A Memoir, Cemetery Boys, or Hurricane Child, and we will make sure it gets to a queer youth who needs it.


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.

Winner of the Stonewall Book Award!
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award! 

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Scholastic Press
  • Release Date: March 27, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1338129309
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1338129304
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 8 - 12 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 1010L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 3 - 7
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.75 x 1 x 8.5 inches

    Customer Reviews

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    Absolutely love the book drive that TLGS did this year. Excited for more of this in 2024!