Up from the Sea
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A powerful novel-in-verse about how one teen boy survives the March 2011 tsunami that devastates his coastal Japanese village.Successfully captures the raw emotions of loss, grief, and what it means to move forward. --BuzzFeed On the day the tsunami strikes, Kai loses nearly everyone and everything he cares about. But a trip to New York to meet kids whose lives were changed by 9/11 gives him new hope and the chance to look for his estranged American father. Visiting Ground Zero on its tenth anniversary, Kai learns that the only way to make something good come out of disaster is to return and rebuild. Heartrending yet hopeful, Up from the Sea is a story about loss, survival, and starting anew. Fans of Jewell Parker Rhodes's Ninth Ward and Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust will embrace this moving story. An author's note includes numerous sources detailing actual events portrayed in the story. A BOKRIOT 100 MUST-READ YA BOKS WRITEN IN VERSE
A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOK FOR TENS, 2016 Up From the Sea touched me deeply with its beautiful message of hope and the resilience of humanity. Bravo. --Ellen Oh, author of the Prophecy series It is a moving story of the rebirth of hope in a teen who has lost almost everything. . . . Kai will resonate with teens on a simple human level, just as 3/11 resonates with 9/11. --VOYA
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