My Name Is a Hurricane?

By Julie Beasley

Illustrated by Ron Szafarczyk

978-0-87565-758-5 Hardcover (Printed Case)
11 x 8.5 x 0 in
32 pp. 30 color illustrations.
Pub Date: 07/29/2020


  • Hardcover (Printed Case) $19.95

Imagine sharing your name with a devastating hurricane. Seeing and hearing your name over and over in a scary, negative light, plastered on newspapers and across TV screens. . . . The constant commentary is enough to make a kid wonder if he is bad, too.

This is the story of a boy on a mission to find out if his mischievous ways may be to blame for sharing his name with a hurricane. He travels far and wide to find answers and meets some familiar faces along the way. What will he learn? Can he change his name? Does he really want to? With fun rhymes (who knew so many words rhymed with hurricane) and a touching message, this book reminds us that good things can come out of a bad situation like a hurricane—even when your name is the same.

My Name Is a Hurricane? includes information on why hurricanes are named, who names them, and more. This is the second book from author Julie Beasley, who wrote H is for Harvey.

Published by Texas Christian University Press