Drowned city : Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans. / Don Brown.
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- ISBN: 9780544673052 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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.
|Target Audience Note:|| Text Difficulty 4
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
5.6 ATOS Level
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. Boston : HMH Books for Young Readers, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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