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Drowned city : Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans / written and illustrated by Don Brown.

By: Brown, Don, 1949- [author,, illustrator.].
Contributor(s): Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company [publisher.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]Copyright date: �2015Description: 96 pages : color illustrations, 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780544157774; 054415777X.Subject(s): Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Juvenile literature | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Comic books, strips, etc | Disaster victims -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Comic books, strips, etc | Disaster victims -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Juvenile literature | Racism -- United States -- Comic books, strips, etc | Racism -- United States -- Juvenile literature | Social classes -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Comic books, strips, etc | Social classes -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Juvenile literature | Comic books, strips, etc -- United States | Graphic novels | Basic reader | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Cartoons and comics | Hurricanes -- Lousiana -- New Orleans -- Cartoons and comics | Emergency management -- Lousiana -- New Orleans -- Cartoons and comics | Disaster relief -- Lousiana -- New Orleans -- Cartoons and comics | Graphic novelsGenre/Form: Robert F. Siebert Award: Honor book -- 2016. | Orbis Pictus Award: Winner -- 2016. | Graphic novels, Juvenile. | Comics (Graphic works). | Graphic novels. | Graphic novels -- United States. | Dust jackets (Bindings) -- 2015.DDC classification: 363.34/92209763 LOC classification: HV636 2005.N4 | B75 2015Awards: Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, 2016 | Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book, 2016 | ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2016.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 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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Includes bibliographical references (pages 94-96).

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.

Ages 12-17.

Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children, 2016

Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book, 2016

ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2016.

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