Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere
Armani Curtis can think about only one thing: her tenth birthday. All her friends are coming to her party, her mama is making a big cake, and she has a good feeling about a certain wrapped box. Turning ten is a big deal to Armani. It means she's older, wiser, more responsible.
But when Hurricane Katrina hits the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Armani realizes that getting older means being brave, seeing loved ones die, and mustering all her strength to help her family weather the storm.
This story of courage and survival celebrates the miraculous power of hope and love in the face of the unthinkable.