Book Review: Drowned City by Don Brown

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.

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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

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