Everything you need to understand or teach Hurricane Friends by Anilu Bernardo.
Clari Martinez, like most thirteenyear-olds, is impatient, rebellious, unhappy when disciplined, energetic, imaginative, and loving. In "Hurricane Friends," she copes with an unhapp y neighbor, saves a cat's life, and survives one of the most destructive hurricanes ever to hit the United StatesHurricane Andrew. Bernardo captures the experience of enduring a catastrophic storm, while offering plenty of storytelling excitement in the process. Clari is an appealing teenager who leads with her heart, and her adventure is vividly portrayed.