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Book Title: Last Bus Out|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 390 KB
v The author of the book: Beck McDowell
Edition: Kirkland & Fort
Date of issue: November 7th 2010
ISBN 13: 9780615390345
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Read full description of the books Last Bus Out:The true story of Courtney Miles' rescue of over 300 people in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. While government officials posed for cameras, a boy from the projects with no driver's license stepped up and showed what "drive" is all about. LAST BUS OUT tells how Courtney Miles stole a bus, charged past a police roadblock, and argued with a National Guardsman who threatened to lock him in the makeshift jail at the Greyhound Bus Station. Sick with worry about his missing grandmother, he drove his passengers to safety, then went back into the city at midnight to help others. His adventure would ultimately lead to starting his life over on the opposite end of the country, far away from the three women he loves - the mother who abused him, the grandmother who taught him to survive, and the girlfriend who would betray him. LAST BUT OUT chronicles Courtney's life alone while his mother was repeatedly jailed for selling drugs. At seven he woke up on Christmas Eve with a gun in his face. At thirteen he witnessed the murder of a man three feet in front of him. As a high school junior he lived alone in an empty house without electricity or water. Courted by gangs who knew he was hungry, "Streets," as he was nicknamed for his solitary life on the streets, lived apart and kept his record clean - until the day he risked his freedom to save his neighbors. Courtney's passengers describe hacking their way through attics, fighting rats and snakes for dry roof space, wading past bloated dead bodies in toxic waters, and searching for missing family members while grieving for loved ones lost. See LastBusOut.com for more information.
Read information about the authorBeck McDowell is the author of THIS IS NOT A DRILL, Nancy Paulsen Books, Penguin, Fall '12 - recently chosen by the American Library Association as a 2013 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers. This YA fiction tells the story of Emery and Jake, who must protect the kindergartners they're tutoring when Brian Stutts, an Iraq vet suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, pulls a gun when he's not allowed to check out his son because of a custody battle. While Jake searches for a way to communicate with policemen surrounding the building, Emery, fighting her shyness, fear, and POTS symptoms, reaches out to the soldier and gains a new understanding of what he faced in Iraq.
Beck is also the author of LAST BUS OUT, the true story of Courtney Miles, who stole a bus and rescued over 300 New Orleans people after Hurricane Katrina. She wrote the book to honor those who, like Courtney, fought depression, fear, and anger to rebuild their lives after the storm. In the words of Euripides, “There is no greater loss than the loss of one’s homeland.” LAST BUS OUT is available as an enhanced e-book through Amazon, B&N, iBooks, and Google books and in paperback through Amazon and bookstores.
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