Children's author, Nechama Liss-Levinson is pleased to announce her new book, "When the Hurricane Came." This book helps young readers learn to cope positively with the inevitable changes and occasional losses that life brings.
Nine-year-old Gertie and her family have to leave their home quickly when Hurricane Katrina is about to flood New Orleans. Gertie must leave behind her friends, her house, her "stuff" and life as she knew it before the storm. While spending the year in Memphis, Gertie figures out what's really important in life, including family, friends, faith and helping to make the world a better place.
This novel, for children ages 8-11, is based on the author's own volunteer experiences on two relief missions to New Orleans. As the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina passes, we again remember how important it is for children to learn resilience in the face of life's difficulties.
"When the Hurricane Came" may be the only novel for children that looks at how Hurricane Katrina affected the life of a Jewish-American family. This makes it a "valuable addition to children's literature,"
When the Hurricane Came
Author: Nechama Liss-Levinson
Published: May 2012
About The Author:
A practicing psychologist, Nechama Liss-Levinson is the author of four other children's books, including "When a Grandparent Dies" (Jewish Lights Publishing) and "Remembering My Pet" (Skylight Paths Publishing). "When the Hurricane Came" was the recipient of the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award for the Association of Jewish Libraries.
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When the Hurricane Came is available for purchase from the publisher, Amazon.com, BN.com and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.
Other books by Nechama Liss-Levinson include:
Cookie the Seder Cat
When a Grandparent Dies: A Kid's Own Remembering Workbook for Dealing With Shiva and the Year Beyond
Remembering My Pet: A Kid's Own Spiritual Workbook for When a Pet Dies (with Molly Phinney Baskette)