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Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach

  • Paperback $5.99

    Sep 13, 2012 | 160 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

  • Ebook $5.99

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

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"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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