Drowned City: Huricane Katrina and New Orleans
Written and illustrated by Don Brown
Winner of the 2016 Orbis PICTUS award, given to outstanding nonfiction for children.
The devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina was shown on live TV and it was stunning. I think that a graphic novel is a good way to show the despair and hope that followed the flooding. It’s good to note that some things I thought were true were shown by this text to be only rumors. I don’t think it reads too much like a textbook, it’s more like good journalism.
You can take a peek at some of the text on the NOLA.com website. While you’re there, you can see how NOLA feels about the text. The book is the