Thursday, March 10, 2011
Storm Warriors by Elisa Carbone
Nathan is fascinated by the men who work on the surfboat rescuing sailors who have wrecked just off the coast of North Carolina. He dreams of joining the rescue crew when he grows up but his father owns a fishing boat and expects Nathan to join him one day. What's more, the crew on Nathan's island is the only African-American crew for hundreds of miles so his chances of getting a job on a crew are even smaller since he could only work there. But Nathan's grandfather tells him to keep hoping and working hard so Nathan does just that, studying medicine and regulations in order to make himself indispensible. Will the storm of the century finally bring him a chance to show what he's made of?