Storm Warriors by Elisa Carbone

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 6 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

Driven from his home by the Ku Klux Klan and still reeling from the death of his mother, Nathan moves with his father and grandfather to the desolate Pea Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina to start a new life. Fortunately, life on Pea Island at the end of the 19th century is far from quiet.  The other island residents include the surfmen--the African American crew of the nearby U.S. Life-Saving Station--and soon Nathan is lending an extra hand to these men as they rescue sailors from sinking ships. Working and learning alongside the courageous surfmen, Nathan begins to dream of becoming one himself. But the reality of post-Civil War racism starts to show itself as he gradually realizes the futility of his dream. And then another dream begins to take shape, one that Nathan refuses to let anyone take from him.


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Elisa Carbone

See more books from this Author
Elisa Carbone (www.elisacarbone.com) lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Hendricks, West Virginia.Nancy Carpenter lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published December 25, 2008 by Yearling. 176 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Storm Warriors

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Inspired by the camaraderie and quiet heroism of the life-saving crew, with which he shares North Carolina’s lonely Pea Island, Nathan dreams of joining the US Life-Saving Service (a predecessor of the Coast Guard) rather than to be a fisherman like his father.

| Read Full Review of Storm Warriors

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Carbone (Stealing Freedom) bases her inspiring and little-known tale on actual rescues made by seven courageous African-Americans during the late 1800s on Pea Island, on the Outer Banks of N.C. The is

Jan 01 2001 | Read Full Review of Storm Warriors

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

From the outset, Nathan outlines the cause of racial tension between the Pea Island crewmen and the nearby Oregon Inlet crewmen (""Grandpa says they have the same surnames because back before the war the granddaddies and great-granddaddies of the Oregon Inlet crew used to own the granddaddies and...

| Read Full Review of Storm Warriors

BookPage

Filled with period photographs and accompanied by an index and bibliographic note, Hurry Freedom tells the story of black Americans in California before the Civil War.Stanley's book is especially effective in threading the story of one man against the backdrop of California history and the experi...

Sep 29 2014 | Read Full Review of Storm Warriors

https://bookpage.com

Filled with period photographs and accompanied by an index and bibliographic note, Hurry Freedom tells the story of black Americans in California before the Civil War.Stanley's book is especially effective in threading the story of one man against the backdrop of California history and the experi...

Feb 17 2016 | Read Full Review of Storm Warriors

KidsReads

It's there that Nathan discovers --- and even aids --- an African American crew of the U.S. Life-Saving Station, a group that rescues sailors whose ships are sinking or in trouble.

| Read Full Review of Storm Warriors

Reader Rating for Storm Warriors
70%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 16 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×