A blog for kids and adults in the St. Joseph County/Michiana area who are interested in understanding how books are eligible for the Newbery, and discussing which ones are truly distinguished.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Hurricane Dancers by Margarita Engle
Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita Engle
Quebrado has been a slave on captain Bernadino de Talavera's pirate ship for years, but when a hurricane sinks the ship and kills most of the crew, Quebrado escapes to safety and finds acceptance and refuge in a nearby village.