Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

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Annotation: With kinetic art and compelling narrative, captures the tragedy of 2005's Hurricane Katrina, and the triumph of the human spirit in the face of disaster, bigotry, and official incompetence.
Catalog Number: #138937
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2015
Pages: 96 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-544-58617-4 Perma-Bound: 0-605-97215-X
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-544-58617-8 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-97215-5
Dewey: 363.34
LCCN: 2015458266
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
Starred Review ALA Booklist
Starred Review Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
School Library Journal Starred Review
ALA/YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Robert Sibert Honor
National Council Teachers Of English Notable Children's Books
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Wilson's High School Catalog
Wilson's Junior High Catalog
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-96).
Word Count: 3,207
Reading Level: 5.6
Interest Level: 7-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.6 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 175216 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:7.4 / points:5.0 / quiz:Q66589
Lexile: GN920L

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--andalso 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.