Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina And New Orleans by Don BrownDrowned City: Hurricane Katrina And New Orleans by Don Brown

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina And New Orleans

byDon Brown

Paperback | August 1, 2017

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* "If a book's power were measured like a storm's, this would be category five." - Horn Book, starred review

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Nearly two thousand people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm 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.
Don Brown is widely praised for his dramatic storytelling, excellent pacing, and evocative art. His books have earned numerous starred reviews and awards. He lives on Long Island with his wife (and occasional collaborator), Deborah Nadel; daughters, Sheahan and Corey; and mutt, Woody. www.booksbybrown.com
Title:Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina And New OrleansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 10.25 × 6.63 × 0.27 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544586174

ISBN - 13:9780544586178


Editorial Reviews

* An excellent chronicle of the tragedy for a broad audience; children, teens, and adults will all be moved." - Kirkus, starred review * "Lively, dynamic sketching gives the artwork a sense of urgency and immediacy. It is as important to tell the story of a nation's failures as it is to record its triumphs, and this is a crucial contribution." - Publishers Weekly, starred review * "Emotionally resonant, this outstanding title will appeal to graphic novel and nonfiction readers alike." - Booklist, starred review * "This astonishingly powerful look at one of America's worst disasters is a masterful blend of story and art." - School Library Journal, starred review * "If a book's power were measured like a storm's, this would be category five." - Horn Book Magazine, starred review "This book could almost make its point on the powerful illustrations alone, but Brown's precise language secures the historical details in an unforgettable way? 'Drowned City' delivers a brave treatment of important and uncomfortable details." -The New York Times Book Review "