Tamara Ellis Smith - children's writer - author of Another Kind of HurricaneAnother Kind of Hurricane is woven with my deep empathy and respect for the people of New Orleans. What they went through with Hurricane Katrina is unfathomable. Their astounding loss—and their astounding recovery—continues to inspire me.

I am doing my small part to help NOLA and I hope you will too. Here’s how you can help:


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BRING NOLA RESIDENTS HOME: LOWERNINE.ORG DONATIONS

lowernine.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the long-term recovery of the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the levee breaches of 2005. To date, lowernine.org has fully rebuilt seventy-five homes, and has completed smaller repair and renovation projects on hundreds more, bringing home more Lower Ninth Ward families than any other single organization.

A percentage of my profits from the sale of Another Kind of Hurricane goes directly to lowernine.org.

birdWhat you can do: If you are able, I encourage you to donate to this incredible organization. They are doing amazing work. And they have so much more to do.
lowernine.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the long-term recovery of the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the levee breaches of 2005.


SUPPORT NOLA EDUCATION: BIG CLASS BOOK DRIVE

Big Class is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating and supporting the voices of New Orleans’ writers ages 6-18 through creative collaborations with schools and communities. Big Class offers a variety of free, innovative programs that provide under-resourced students with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. They also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Their services are structured with the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

birdWhat you can do: Readers all over the country are donating copies of Another Kind of Hurricane—as well as other vital books—to Big Class, getting meaningful stories directly into the hands of the children they represent.

If you’d like to help,  HERE and HERE  is a list of wonderful diverse books. Choose one of them or choose Another Kind of Hurricane. Thank you!

Then please order a book from the bookseller of your choice and ship it to:
Big Class
3718 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117

Big Class cultivates and supports the voices of New Orleans' writers ages 6-18 through creative collaborations with schools and communities.