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Sarah Laurence

Silver Finalist for Hindi Libraries Females of Fiction Award

Changes in the Weather

Written by Leela Marie Hidier
Published by The Telling Room

Four teenagers displaced by climate change.

WIND How will Isla fix her family in a world that’s blown apart?

EARTH Can a romance bloom for artist Ava, even in a land that’s parched?

WATER Will songwriter Xenia find the words to express her flooding heart?

FIRE How will Natasha put out the fire but still hold on to her spark?

For those coming of age in a time of uncertainty, it’s no longer a question of whether they will be impacted by climate change but when. In this ring of stories from debut author Leela Marie Hidier, four young people find sanctuary—and strength—in their families, friends, communities, and even strangers. Along the way, they learn to use their voices to create change and discover what home really means.

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Publication Date: January 2022
Available As: Paperback
Young Adult, Age 12 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 2nd Generation

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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