A bit of magic, a sprinkling of adventure, and a whole lot of heart collide in Lindsay Lackey’s extraordinary middle grade debut about a young girl navigating the foster care system in search of where she belongs.
Red’s inexplicable power over the wind comes from her mother. Whenever Ruby “Red” Byrd is scared or angry, the wind picks up. And moving from family to family in foster care tends to keep her skies stormy.
When the wind blows Red into the home of the Grooves, a quirky couple who run a petting zoo, Red discovers they seem to fit like a puzzle piece into her heart. But just when Red starts to settle into her new life, a fresh storm rolls in, one she knows all too well: her mother. Now Red must discover the possible in the impossible if she wants to overcome her own tornadoes and find the family she needs.