Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb

In my dream, a young girl was hiding with a mute little boy while a massive evacuation was underway outside. She knew that the boy’s parents needed to flee, but she also knew they wouldn’t take her with them. She was local to the island where this was happening, and they were foreign and white.
She didn’t want to be separated from the little boy, so she took him into hiding, but when they emerged, the parents were gone, there was smoke in the distance, and she realized that she and this child were in big trouble.