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“A great title for public and high school libraries looking for books that offer a nuanced look at patriarchy, wealth, and gender dynamics.”
—School Library Journal (Starred Review)

Hurricane Summer

Written by Asha Bromfield
Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group

Tilla has spent her entire life trying to make her father love her. But every six months, he leaves their family and returns to his true home: the island of Jamaica.

When Tilla’s mother tells her she’ll be spending the summer on the island, Tilla dreads the idea of seeing him again, but longs to discover what life in Jamaica has always held for him.

In an unexpected turn of events, Tilla is forced to face the storm that unravels in her own life as she learns about the dark secrets that lie beyond the veil of paradise—all in the midst of an impending hurricane.

Hurricane Summer is a powerful coming of age story that deals with colorism, classism, young love, the father-daughter dynamic—and what it means to discover your own voice in the center of complete destruction.

Primary ISBN: 9781250622235
Available As: Hardover, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult, Age 13 or older

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Setting: Jamaica

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation

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

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