Publisher description for Drowned city : Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans / written and illustrated by 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 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.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
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.