Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans (Ala Notable Children's Books. Older Readers)
- Publish Date: 2015-08-04
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Don Brown
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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 courageâand also of incompetence, racism, and criminality.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Don Brownâs 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.