When the Hurricane Came
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Nine-year-old Gertie and her family have to flee New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina is about to flood the city. Gertie must leave behind her friends, her house, her “stuff” and life as she knew it before the storm. In this thoughtful and optimistic book, Gertie attends a new school, makes new friends, and tries to cling to family traditions as her world turns upside down. She realizes that no matter where she is, her innate gifts and talents will always be with her. Indeed, she is the change that heals and makes the world a better place. A wonderful and charming resource, written by a psychologist, for children ages 8 and up, dealing with any type of loss or change in their lives. As timely today as seven years ago.