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Drowned City

Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

August 1, 2017 | Young adult softcover
ISBN: 9780544586178
$14.99
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Description

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.

About this Author

Don Brown is widely praised for his dramatic storytelling, excellent pacing, and evocative art. His books have earned numerous starred reviews and awards. He lives on Long Island with his wife (and occasional collaborator), Deborah Nadel; daughters, Sheahan and Corey; and mutt, Woody. Visit his website at www.booksbybrown.com.

ISBN: 9780544586178
Format: Young adult softcover
Pages: 96
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 2017-08-01

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