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My Dad Is Amazing! (A Hello!Lucky Book) Cover Image
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - April 3rd, 2018

My Papi Has a Motorcycle Cover Image
By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780525553410
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

Dad By My Side Cover Image
By Soosh
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ISBN: 9780316438131
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Published: LB Kids - May 5th, 2020

Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA Cover Image
By Jimmy Fallon, Miguel Ordóñez (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250071811
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 9th, 2015

The Night Before Father's Day Cover Image
By Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780448458717
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - May 10th, 2012

How to Babysit a Grandpa (How To Series) Cover Image
By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781524772550
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 27th, 2018

Because I'm Your Dad Cover Image
By Ahmet Zappa, Dan Santat (Illustrator), Dan Santat (Cover design or artwork by)
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ISBN: 9781484726617
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2016

Dad and the Dinosaur Cover Image
By Gennifer Choldenko, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399243530
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2017

Papasaurus: (Dinosaur Books for Baby and Daddy, Picture Book for Dad and Child) Cover Image
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 9th, 2017

And Tango Makes Three (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481446952
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Published: Little Simon - June 2nd, 2015

My Daddy Rules the World: Poems about Dads Cover Image
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 16th, 2017

Darth Vader and Son (Star Wars Comics for Father and Son, Darth Vader Comic for Star Wars Kids) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452106557
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 18th, 2012

Owl Moon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399214578
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Published: Philomel Books - October 23rd, 1987

My Pooting Papa: A Funny Rhyming, Read Aloud Story Book for Kids and Adults About Farts, Perfect Father's Day Gift Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781637311080
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Published: Humor Heals Us - March 3rd, 2021

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me: Miniature Edition (The World of Eric Carle) Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780887081774
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 20th, 1991

Canadian Indigenous History Month

The Dancing Trees Book Cover    

 

In this book, author Masiana Kelly draws on the beauty of the Northwest Territories and the wisdom of Elders to illustrate the importance of treating the land around us with respect.

Thomas loves to tell stories. Big stories. Stories about how skilled he is on the land. But when one of his friends grows tired of his tall tales, Thomas has to prove how skilled he really is. Taking the challenge to spend a night alone in the forest, Thomas heads into the wilderness. The trees, who have heard his stories, watch him tear off their bark and litter as he goes. And so, while Thomas sleeps, they dance a dance that will leave Thomas with a very different kind of story to tell—if he can find his way home…

 

Little Moar and the Moon

 

A fun and relatable story about a little boy’s fear of the unknown.

Moar has always loved autumn—playing outside with his friends, feeling the weather get colder—but there is one thing about autumn that really worries Moar. The moon. The days become shorter and the moon, with its creepy face and eerie smile, seems to be looking down on him before he can even get home from school! So, one day, Moar is determined to get home before the moon appears in the sky. But there are so many fun things to do on the way home, he may just run out of time!

 

 

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Based on an award-winning song by Inuit singer-songwriter Becky Han.

When the narrator of this fun and silly book is startled by the buzzing of a bee, she sets off on an adventure that sees her running from community to community, trying to lose her buzzing companion. When she has run clear across Nunavut, she finally realizes that perhaps this little bee isn’t such a fearsome foe after all!

 

What's my Superpower Book Cover

Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends who can fly (or at least jump from a swing and seem to fly across the playground), and friends who are better than her at a million other things. But when her mom shows Nalvana that she is unique and special, she realizes that her superpower was right in front of her all along.

 

My Heart Fills with Happiness Book Cover   

A dual-language book that celebrates happiness and invites children to reflect on the little things in life that bring them joy. In English and Anishinaabemowin.

★ "A quiet loveliness, sense of gratitude, and—yes—happiness emanate from this tender celebration of simple pleasures." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.

International speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote My Heart Fills with Happiness to support the wellness of Indigenous children and families, and to encourage young children to reflect on what makes them happy.

Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this picture book as a dual-language (English and Anishinaabemowin) edition.

 

Little You Book Cover

 

This dual-language, poetic board book for babies and toddlers celebrates every child and the joy babies bring into the world. In English and Anishinaabemowin.

★ "Van Camp composes a lyrical ode to a newborn child, which is matched in its loveliness by Flett's exquisite, collage-like images of a young one with his or her parents.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

Richard Van Camp, internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author of Welcome Song for Baby and We Sang You Home, has partnered with award-winning illustrator Julie Flett to create a tender board book for babies and toddlers that honors the child in everyone. With its delightful contemporary illustrations, Little You is perfect to be shared, read or sung to all the little people in your life—and the new little ones on the way!

You Hold Me Up Book Cover

An evocative picture book intended to foster reconciliation among children and encourage them to show each other love and support. In English and Anishinaabemowin.

This vibrant picture book, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, encourages children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other's well-being in their every-day actions.

Consultant, international speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote You Hold Me Up to prompt a dialogue among young people, their care providers and educators about Reconciliation and the importance of the connections children make with their friends, classmates and families. This is a foundational book about building relationships, fostering empathy and encouraging respect between peers, starting with our littlest citizens.

 

A Perfect Likeness, Two Novellas, Book Cover

The volume brings together two previously published novellas by Richard Wagamese, Him Standing and The Next Sure Thing, with a foreword from author Waubgeshig Rice. Both stories follow the lives of young men who have dreams for a better future. In their search for fame and fortune, Cree Thunderboy and Lucas Smoke end up on paths where their biggest challenge is staying true to themselves.

In Him Standing, Lucas Smoke learns the art of carving from his grandfather. He discovers that he is a natural; he can literally make people come to life in wood. But when Lucas is asked to carve a spirit mask by a mysterious stranger, he quickly learns that his skill with a knife could cost him his dreams.

In The Next Sure Thing, Cree Thunderboy has two things he does well: playing blues guitar and picking winning horses at the track. Picking winners is just meant to be a means to an end--Cree's goal is to make his living playing the blues. He meets a powerful man at the racetrack who convinces him he can parlay his special skill with the horses into a shot at the fame and fortune he seeks.

 

When We Are Kind Book Cover

  • Like the author's bestselling title You Hold Me Up, the text relays an important message through carefully chosen language.
  • The illustrator is Diné (Navajo) from New Mexico. She was inspired by her community to illustrate an Indigenous family.
When We Are Kind celebrates simple acts of everyday kindness and encourages children to explore how they feel when they initiate and receive acts of kindness in their lives. Celebrated author Monique Gray Smith has written many books on the topics of resilience and reconciliation and communicates an important message through carefully chosen words for readers of all ages. Beautifully illustrated by artist Nicole Neidhardt, this book encourages children to be kind to others and to themselves.
 

The Water Sings to Suli? Book Cover   

iʔ siwɬkw nkwancinəm k̕əl suliʔ / The Water Sings to Suliʔ is an original story with a universal message, shedding light on the importance of water as a living entity. The story features a young girl named suliʔ, who hears the song of the water calling for her while playing outside. suliʔ ventures out of her yard and into the forest. Along the way she meets an unexpected magic water child. The water child entrusts suliʔ with an important message to share with the world.

 

Sacagawea Cover

Head out onto the trail with the brave, resourceful, and courageous Sacagawea! What did 33 men in the 1800s need to find their way through the wilderness on a trip across America? They needed a woman--and they found one in Sacagawea, the Native American teenage mother who helped the Lewis and Clark expedition survive. She and her baby braved floods, hunger, storms, and snakes to help the expedition that opened the West. Sacagawea: Courageous Trailblazer! tells the life story of this amazing pioneer who endured hardship in her youth but nevertheless became a fearless leader and a role model for generations to come. Readers of all ages will be entertained and educated by the full-color illustrations and historically accurate narrative of this graphical biography.

 

Putuquq & Kublu and the Qalpalik! Book Cover

This graphic novel for beginners has just the right balance of mischief, excitement, and danger, with enough humor to keep things light. Bright colors, clean lines, and larger panels make for inviting, uncluttered reading. Set in a small town in Nunavut, Canada, this story centers Inuit culture in all aspects but never feels forced or didactic. Rather, readers will get a glimpse into contemporary Indigenous lives that are both different and very much like their own.

twinkling lantern

 

Borders Book Cover

From celebrated Indigenous author Thomas King and award-winning Métis artist Natasha Donovan comes a powerful graphic novel about a family caught between nations.

Borders is a masterfully told story of a boy and his mother whose road trip is thwarted at the border when they identify their citizenship as Blackfoot. Refusing to identify as either American or Canadian first bars their entry into the US, and then their return into Canada. In the limbo between countries, they find power in their connection to their identity and to each other.

Borders explores nationhood from an Indigenous perspective and resonates deeply with themes of identity, justice, and belonging.

 

Flight of the Grizzly Book Cover

 

A routine plane ride turns into an exciting -- and dangerous -- adventure for a young girl.

Jessie is familiar with small seaplanes. After all, she was born in one eleven years ago, and her father makes his living flying them over the forests and lakes of Canada's Northwest Coast. She has been aboard on many flights but this one was different.

It was a routine trip until an engine caught fire and Jessie's father was forced to ditch the plane in Petrel Channel. While her father tinkers with the engine and calls for help, Jessie and her Native friend George explore the forest where they come across old totem poles hidden amidst the trees. George explains the meanings of the figures on the totem poles and some of his tribe's stories.

Soon they hear the sound of another seaplane, a "Norseman", which has come to the rescue. Everyone boards the plane but it's a tight squeeze. There is an extra, very large passenger: a grizzly bear. It is tranquilized at the moment but as the plane takes off and the bear begins to stir, the zoo director accompanying the animal admits that perhaps he didn't administer enough sedative...

A frightening sequence of events follows and soon Jessie is forced to fly the plane by herself. Fortunately, she is familiar with seaplanes, and saves the group. At the end, there are six pages of factual information about Northwest Aboriginal life. Filled with exciting action, and an interesting side trip through the significant totem poles, this adventure story will engage young readers

 

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The Dancing Trees Cover Image
By Masiana Kelly, Michelle Simpson (Illustrator)
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Published: Inhabit Media - November 2nd, 2021

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Little Moar and the Moon Cover Image
By Roselynn Akulukjuk, Jazmine Gubbe (Illustrator)
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Published: Inhabit Media - October 12th, 2021

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The Bee Cover Image
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Published: Inhabit Media - October 19th, 2021

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What's My Superpower? Cover Image
By Aviaq Johnston, Tim Mack (Illustrator)
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Published: Inhabit Media - July 6th, 2021

My Heart Fills with Happiness / Nijiikendam Cover Image
By Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett (Illustrator), Angela Mesic (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781459825390
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - May 11th, 2021

Little You / Gidagaashiinh Cover Image
By Richard Van Camp, Julie Flett (Illustrator), Angela Mesic (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781459825505
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - May 11th, 2021

You Hold Me Up / Gimanaadenim Cover Image
By Monique Gray Smith, Danielle Daniel (Illustrator), Angela Mesic (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781459827196
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - May 11th, 2021

A Perfect Likeness: Two Novellas Cover Image
By Richard Wagamese, Waubgeshig Rice (Foreword by)
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 16th, 2021

When We Are Kind Cover Image
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 13th, 2020

I? Siwɬkw Nkwancinəm K'əl Suli? / The Water Sings to Suli? Cover Image
By Harron Hall, Shianna Allison (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781926886671
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Published: Theytus Books - January 26th, 2021

Sacagawea: Courageous Trailblazer! (Show Me History!) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781645174356
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Published: Portable Press - February 16th, 2021

Putuguq & Kublu and the Qalupalik (English) Cover Image
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Published: Inhabit Media - May 7th, 2019

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By Thomas King, Natasha Donovan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780316593069
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

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Published: Firefly Books - September 1st, 2017

folklore iii: the "dropped your hand while dancing" chapter

Taylor Swift Folklore, dropped your hand while dancing chapter, Banner

By Ava and Tiffany

  1. Champagne problems - All Your Twisted Secrets

  2. Happiness - Lies Like Poison

  3. It’s time to go - Chlorine Sky

  4. Tolerate it - Sing me Forgotten

  5. Coney Island - The Infinity Courts

  6. Hoax - Hurricane Summer

 

Lately, we’ve been obsessed with Taylor Swift’s EPs. Here are six young adult books that remind us of the tracks on the “dropped your hand while dancing” chapter.

 

  1. Champagne Problems - All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban --

    You had a speech, you’re speechless. Love slipped beyond your reaches”   Complicated circumstances leads Amber to break up with her boyfriend and leave him speechless, much like what happened in Champagne Problems

All Your Twisted Secrets Book Cover

Welcome to dinner, and again, congratulations on being selected. Now you must do the selecting.

What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it’s a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill … or else everyone dies.

Amber Prescott is determined to get her classmates and herself out of the room alive, but that might be easier said than done. No one knows how they’re all connected or who would want them dead. As they retrace the events over the past year that might have triggered their captor’s ultimatum, it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something. And with the clock ticking down, confusion turns into fear, and fear morphs into panic as they race to answer the biggest question: Who will they choose to die?

 

  1. Happiness - Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher

    There’ll be happiness after you, but there was happiness because of you.”

    Even after Bella catches her boyfriend cheating on her with her friend, she is able to hold onto both memories of happiness because of him and discover happiness after him, much like Happiness’s message.

Lies Like Poison, Chelsea Pitcher Book Cover

Poppy, Lily, and Belladonna would do anything to protect their best friend, Raven. So when they discovered he was suffering abuse at the hands of his stepmother, they came up with a lethal plan: petals of poppy, belladonna, and lily in her evening tea so she’d never be able to hurt Raven again. But someone got cold feet, the plot faded to a secret of the past, and the group fell apart.

Three years later, on the eve of Raven’s seventeenth birthday, his stepmother turns up dead. But it’s only belladonna found in her tea, and it’s only Belladonna who’s carted off to jail. Desperate for help, Belle reaches out to her estranged friends to prove her innocence. They answer the call, but no one is prepared for what comes next.

Now, everyone has something to lose and something equally dangerous to hide. And when the tangled web of secrets and betrayal is finally unwound, what lies at its heart will change the group forever. 

There’ll be happiness after you, but there was happiness because of you.”

Even after Bella catches her boyfriend cheating on her with her friend, she is able to hold onto both memories of happiness because of him and discover happiness after him, much like Happiness’s message.

 

  1. it’s time to go - CHLORINE SKY by Mahogany L. Browne

Chlorine Sky, A Novel, by Mahogany L. Brown Book Cover

 

I've been sleeping so long in a 20-year dark night”

She looks me hard in my eyes

& my knees lock into tree trunks

My eyes don't dance like my heartbeat racing

They stare straight back hot daggers.

I remember things will never be the same.

I remember things.

Sky must learn to grapple with the effects of being in a toxic friendship, much like the wronged wife in it’s time to go.

 

  1. Tolerate It - SING ME FORGOTTEN by Jessica S Olson You’re so much older and wiser and I wait by the door like I’m just a kid, use my best colors for your portrait -- Isda often feels like Cyril is so much “older and wiser” than her and does everything she can to help him despite his lack of true appreciation

Sing Me Forgotten, Jessica S. Olson Book Cover

 

 

Isda does not exist. At least not beyond the opulent walls of the opera house.

Cast into a well at birth for being one of the magical few who can manipulate memories when people sing, she was saved by Cyril, the opera house’s owner. Since that day, he has given her sanctuary from the murderous world outside. All he asks in return is that she use her power to keep ticket sales high—and that she stay out of sight. For if anyone discovers she survived, Isda and Cyril would pay with their lives.

But Isda breaks Cyril’s cardinal rule when she meets Emeric Rodin, a charming boy who throws her quiet, solitary life out of balance. His voice is unlike any she’s ever heard, but the real shock comes when she finds in his memories hints of a way to finally break free of her gilded prison.

Haunted by this possibility, Isda spends more and more time with Emeric, searching for answers in his music and his past. But the price of freedom is steeper than Isda could ever know. For even as she struggles with her growing feelings for Emeric, she learns that in order to take charge of her own destiny, she must become the monster the world tried to drown in the first place.

 

  1. Coney Island - THE INFINITY COURTS by Akemi Dawn Bowman 

    “Break my soul in two looking for you, but you’re right here.” --

    With conflicting ideals and opinions, Nami and Gil often find themselves arguing like they “can’t relate to” each other anymore.

The Infinity Courts, Akemi Dawn Bowman Book Cover

Westworld meets Warcross in this high-stakes, dizzyingly smart sci-fi about a teen girl navigating an afterlife in which she must defeat an AI entity intent on destroying humanity, from award-winning author Akemi Dawn Bowman.

Eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto is certain her life is just beginning. She has a great family, just graduated high school, and is on her way to a party where her entire class is waiting for her—including, most importantly, the boy she’s been in love with for years.

The only problem? She’s murdered before she gets there.

When Nami wakes up, she learns she’s in a place called Infinity, where human consciousness goes when physical bodies die. She quickly discovers that Ophelia, a virtual assistant widely used by humans on Earth, has taken over the afterlife and is now posing as a queen, forcing humans into servitude the way she’d been forced to serve in the real world. Even worse, Ophelia is inching closer and closer to accomplishing her grand plans of eradicating human existence once and for all.

As Nami works with a team of rebels to bring down Ophelia and save the humans under her imprisonment, she is forced to reckon with her past, her future, and what it is that truly makes us human.

 

  1. hoax - HURRICANE SUMMER by Asha Bromfield

Hurricane Summer, Asha Bromfield Book Cover

Tilla has spent her entire life trying to make her father love her. But every six months, he leaves their family and returns to his true home: the island of Jamaica.

When Tilla’s mother tells her she’ll be spending the summer on the island, Tilla dreads the idea of seeing him again, but longs to discover what life in Jamaica has always held for him.

In an unexpected turn of events, Tilla is forced to face the storm that unravels in her own life as she learns about the dark secrets that lie beyond the veil of paradise—all in the midst of an impending hurricane.

Hurricane Summer is a powerful coming of age story that deals with colorism, classism, young love, the father-daughter dynamic—and what it means to discover your own voice in the center of complete destruction.
 

Tilla needs to know whether her father’s love is a hoax—does he truly love his life on Jamaica more than her?