Author(s): Lauren Tarshis; Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans, but when Barry's little sister gets terribly sick, they are forced to stay home and wait out the storm. From Kirkus: ''A realistic and gripping account that steers clear of sensationalism and sentimentality.''
Winner of Beehive Awards (Fiction) 2015. Short-listed for Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award 2012 and Massachusetts Children's Book Award 2013.
Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholastic s Storyworks magazine and group editorial director for language arts for Scholastic classroom magazines, in addition to being the author of the I Survived series and the critically acclaimed novels Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree and Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love. She lives in Westport, Connecticut, and can be found online at www.laurentarshis.com."