|Stormwitch (2005) [Novel]|
by Susan Vaught
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(From the publisher):
It is 1969, and Ruba has just moved to Mississippi from Haiti to live with her Grandmother Jones. Her new world feels strange and brutal, nothing like her old life of beachcombing and learning the lore and magic of her heritage. Grandmother Jones wants Ruba to go to church, quit using those French words, wear starched white dresses, look down when white people talk to her, and leave her ancestors' ways behind. If she doesn't obey, Ruba faces stinging disapproval from her grandmother, not to mention simmering hatred from some of the white people in town.
When the biggest hurricane in memory barrels toward the Mississippi coast, that hatred rolls in to a frantic boil. Ruba must use her power, her common sense, and her strength of spirit to save herself and her family from the angry boy threatening to take their lives and from the terrifying storm that might wash them all away first.
Original title: Stormwitch
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues→ Race And Prejudice
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ United States and Canada
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Multicultural