How do you find your way home when your home no longer exists? For 17-year-old twins Sammy and Ronnie and their father, Willis, the answer to that question becomes a life raft when they are separated during the Hurricane Katrina evacuation. Running Away to Home, a verse novel, tells the story of two brave sisters, a repentant father, and the amazing triumph of familial love.
"Running Away to Home is a riveting page turner that will keep you engaged from beginning to end - no matter your age. Hooper skillfully uses poetry to give voice to the survivors of storms whose experiences deserve amplification. You will be moved."
- Samantha Thornhill, author of Odetta: Queen of Folk