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Drowned City|Don Brown
Drowned City : Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
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Sibert Honor Medalist - Kirkus' Best of 2015 list - School Library Journal Best of 2015 - Publishers Weekly's Best of 2015 list - Horn Book Fanfare Book - Booklist Editor's Choice

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage--and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality.
Don Brown's kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history. A portion of the proceeds from this book has been donated to Habitat for Humanity New Orleans.

  • ISBN-13: 9780544586178
  • ISBN-10: 0544586174
  • Publisher: Clarion Books
  • Publish Date: August 2017
  • Dimensions: 10 x 6.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds
  • Page Count: 96
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-17