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Author Gómez-Colón, Salvador, author.
Title Hurricane : my story of resilience / Gomez-Colon, Salvador.
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Location Call No. Status
 Margate - Juv Non-Fiction  363.34 GOM    AVAILABLE
Description 106 pages ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series I, witness
I, witness (New York, N.Y.)
Contents Calm -- Storm -- Aftermath -- Plan -- Momentum -- Commitment -- Action -- Recovery -- Light -- Continue the discussion -- Get involved -- Timeline.
Audience Ages 9-12. Norton Young Readers.
Summary "Launching a propulsive middle grade nonfiction series, a young man shares how he combated Puerto Rico's public health emergency after Hurricane Maria. Suffering heavy damage in the wake of Hurricane Maria in 2017, Puerto Rican communities lacked access to clean water and electricity. Salvador Gómez-Colón couldn't ignore the basic needs of his homeland, and knew that nongovernmental organizations and larger foreign philanthropies could only do so much. With unstoppable energy and a deep knowledge of local culture, Salvador founded Light and Hope for Puerto Rico and raised more than $100,000 to purchase and distribute solar-powered lamps and hand-powered washing machines to households in need. With a voice that is both accessible and engaging, Salvador recalls living through the catastrophic storm and grappling with the destruction it left behind. Hurricane brings forward a captivating first-person account of strength, resilience, and determination, and heralds the start of a new series of compelling narrative nonfiction by young people, for young people"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Hurricane Maria, 2017 -- Juvenile literature.
Disaster relief -- Puerto Rico -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781324016656 (hardcover)
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