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Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Contributor(s): Brown, Don (Author)

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ISBN: 054415777X     ISBN-13: 9780544157774
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: August 2015
* Out of Print *
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Science & Nature - Disasters
- Young Adult Nonfiction | History - United States - State & Local
- Young Adult Nonfiction | History - United States - 21st Century
Dewey: 363.349
LCCN: 2015458266
Age Level: 12-UP
Grade Level: 7-UP
Lexile Measure: 920 GN (Graphic Novel)
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 6.9" W x 10.5" L (1.00 lbs) 96 pages
- Locality - New Orleans, Louisiana
- Geographic Orientation - Louisiana
- Cultural Region - Deep South
- Cultural Region - Southeast U.S.
- Chronological Period - 21st Century
- Topical - Real Life Heroes
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Illustrated, Maps, Price on Product
Awards: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, Honor Book, Children's Book, 2016
Orbis Pictus Award, Winner, Children's Nonfiction, 2016
L.A. Times Book Prize, Finalist, Young Adult Literature, 2015
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 05/01/2015
Publishers Weekly 05/25/2015
Kirkus Reviews 05/15/2015 pg. 49
School Library Journal 08/01/2015 pg. 131
New York Times Book Review 08/09/2015 pg. 16
Booklist 08/01/2015 pg. 47
New York Times Book Review 08/16/2015 pg. 26
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2015 pg. 126
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2015 pg. 77 - Book Of Special Distinction
PW Best Children's Books 11/02/2015 pg. 52
Kirkus Best Middle Grade Books 11/15/2015 pg. 71
PW Children's Starred Reviews 12/02/2015 pg. 118
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2016 pg. 12
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 175216
Reading Level: 5.6   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
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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.

Contributor Bio(s): Brown, Don: -

Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him "a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies." He lives in New York with his family.


Instagram: @donsart

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