Nine-year-old Jose and his family are closely watching weather reports on an approaching hurricane. We visit his mother, who supervises hurricane preparations for kidney dialysis patients at a hospital, shop for emergency supplies with his father and sister, visit a school, and learn about his father's business selling and repairing scientific scales. We also find out what happens with the hurricane!
Eight-year-old Laura lives on a farm in the mountains of Puerto Rico. Laura's mother does sustainable agriculture, growing bananas and tropical flowers. We see the damage caused to her family's farm by a hurricane a year ago. We visit Laura's father at work at a port company that ships fruits and vegetables, sit in on classes at Laura's bilingual school, and follow the family as they visit the largest radio telescope in the world.