Caudill Book of the Week!
2019 Caudill Nominees!
Have you read any of the 2019 Caudill Books?
20 books are nominated every year for the Caudill Award, and they are displayed in the Youth Services Department.
Take a look at our staff review for this week’s featured book!
Title: Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere
Author: Julie T. Lamana
Lexile Level: 650
Pages: 240 pages
Armani Curtis can think about only one thing: her tenth birthday. All her friends are coming to her party, her mama is making a big cake, and she has a good feeling about a certain wrapped box. Turning ten is a big deal to Armani. It means she's older, wiser, more responsible. But when Hurricane Katrina hits the Lower Nines of New Orleans, Armani realizes that being ten means being brave, watching loved ones die, and mustering all her strength to help her family weather the storm. A powerful story of courage and survival, Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere celebrates the miraculous power of hope and love in the face of the unthinkable.
Reviewed By: Jen A.
Click Here for a List of all 20 Caudill Nominees
Created by Jen Trotta on
Aug 21st, 2018 @ 3:33 PM.
Updated on Oct 18th, 2018 @ 3:46 PM.