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Drowned city : Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

Author: Don Brown; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company,
Publisher: New York, NY : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015] ©2015
Series: Orbis Pictus award winner, 2016.; Robert F. Sibert honor book, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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 tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels
Juvenile works
Robert F. Siebert Award: Honor book
Orbis Pictus Award: Winner
Graphic novels, Juvenile
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile literature
Cartoons and comics
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Brown; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company,
ISBN: 9780544157774 054415777X 9780544586178 0544586174 9781518211362 1518211364 9781544402987 1544402988
Language Note: Text in English.
OCLC Number: 885225330
Awards: Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, 2016
Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book, 2016
ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2016.
Target Audience: Ages 12-17.; Young Adult.
Description: 96 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Series Title: Orbis Pictus award winner, 2016.; Robert F. Sibert honor book, 2016.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by Don Brown.

Abstract:

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 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.
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