Download PDF by Rodman Philbrick: Zane and the Hurricane

By Rodman Philbrick

Newbery Honor writer Rodman Philbrick provides a gripping but poignant novel a few 12-year-old boy and his puppy who develop into trapped in New Orleans through the horrors of storm Katrina.

Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy of combined race vacationing a relative in New Orleans while typhoon Katrina hits. all of sudden separated from all kin, Zane and his puppy event the phobia of Katrina's wind, rain, and terrible flooding. dealing with dying, they're rescued from an attic air vent through a sort, aged musician and a scrappy younger girl—both African American. The chaos that ensues as hurricane water drowns the town, guard and meals vanish, and police give a contribution to a perilous, scary surroundings, creates a page-turning story that perfectly engrosses the reader. according to the evidence of the worst storm catastrophe in U.S. historical past, Philbrick comprises the lawlessness and absence of presidency aid throughout the catastrophe in addition to the generosity and braveness of these who...

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Php, accessed February 26, 2009. See also Kelly D. Askin and Dorean M. , Women and International Human Rights Law (Ardsley, NY: Transnational, 1999). htm, accessed February 26, 2009. See also Human Rights Watch on the lack of a consistent and comprehensive approach to rape at the ICTR in “We’ll Kill You If You Cry: Sexual Violence in the Sierra Leone Conflict,” Human Rights Watch Report 15, no. 1 (January 2003): 59. 3 In other recent conflicts on the African continent, widespread abduction, rape, sexual enslavement, and captivity of young women has been publicized, but it is unclear how, whether, and where this violence will be addressed.

5 Rape and abusive sexual treatment are grave criminal acts, among the grossest violations of human rights and crimes against humanity when systemic in nature. Women’s vulnerability to sexual violation, however, is but one of the threats and dangers women face as combatants and civilians in armed conflict or as citizens or political activists under repression. Women too are killed, wounded, tortured, mutilated, disabled, terrorized, forced to relocate or emigrate, and stranded in refugee camps.

These common patterns alert us to where and for what we should look in identifying violence toward women and harms women suffer. ”21 In this way men’s normative control of women becomes a means of solidarity among men allied to each other and becomes a strategy of humiliating and expressing dominance over the male opposition in conflict. When men acknowledge and endorse each other’s possession, protection, and control of women, they confirm each other’s masculinity. 22 When 20 21 22 On the gap between advocacy for women generally and advocacy for women victims, see Beth Goldblatt, “Evaluating the Gender Content of Reparations: Lessons from South Africa,” in What Happened to the Women?

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