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Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods
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Sep 13, 2012 | 160 Pages
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    Sep 13, 2012 | 160 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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    Sep 01, 2011 | 160 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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Praise

“Gripping. . . . A small gem that sparkles with hope, resilience and the Crescent City’s unique, jazz-infused spirit.”

 

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Readers will quickly take a shine to Saint. . . . The food, music, and tempo of New Orleans all come to life. . . . While the tragedy of the event is not glossed over, the overall theme is one of hope.”

 

School Library Journal, starred review

“Provides a vivid description of what life was like in pre-Katrina New Orleans, and how quickly peoples’ lives were shattered. The characters are well-developed, and readers truly will care about their fates.”

 

Library Media Connection, starred review

“Spare, moving. . . . Carefully crafted backstory. . . . Vividly portrays the force of the storm, and the authentic New Orleans setting works as a powerful character, adding an extra dimension.”

 

The Horn Book

“As the water rises, so does the suspense. . . . What lies at the heart of this story rings true: Saint’s love for his neighborhood and his hard-earned hope for the future.”

 

Booklist

“Will obviously beg comparison with Jewell Parke Rhodes’s Ninth Ward. . . . Both books are solid reads that feature likable protagonists with distinctive, readable voices, and emphasize the importance of faith, community, and resilience.”

 

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Woods concludes on a realistically uncertain note. . . . Saint is an easy protagonist to love.”

 

Publishers Weekly

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