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Publisher 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.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2015
August 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
96
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SELLER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
SIZE
90.5
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 7 and Above

Customer Reviews

green bleach ,

The drowned city

The book was good the artwork was amazing but it was bland at the same time

NATNAJ ,

Drowned city

I learned something from the book, but it was hard to read due to the type of font. We read it in an hour, and were surprised it went so fast. We were hoping for a novel on the subject, but the story was interesting.

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