Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward.

… and this one (I previously missed) was brought to my attention by winning the National Book Award.  In the days leading up to the assault of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, fifteen year-old Esch (who has just realized she is pregnant)  and her motherless family of brothers manage a new litter of pit bull pups, practice basketball moves, and try to stay out of the way.

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