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HURRICANE My Story of Resilience

by | Read by Ramon de Ocampo, Qarie Marshall

Children Ages 10+ • 1 hr. • Unabridged • © 2021

Ramon de Ocampo narrates this compassionate story of destruction and hope in Puerto Rico. Shortly after Salvador Gómez-Colón turned 15 in 2017, his home was devastated by Hurricane Maria. In the aftermath, he saw two pressing needs of his neighbors: light and clean clothes. He started to raise money to provide solar lamps and hand-operated washers. During the hurricane, de Ocampo matches the emotional intensity and vulnerability in Gómez-Colón's words, tempered just enough to keep the story appropriate for middle-grade listeners. De Ocampo doesn't try to sound young, and his straightforward narration is respectful of Gómez-Colón's powerful story. Narrator Qarie Marshall delivers an introduction to the I, Witness series and a conclusion with historical data and a list of ways to help. S.T.C. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2021]

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2021

CD ISBN 9781666507089 $39.99 • One CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781666508048 $29.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781666507805 $24.99


Library Ed. • Dreamscape • 2021

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