Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown.
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Publication Date: August 2015
List Price: $18.99
Review: Have you ever wanted to learn about New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit? With the book, Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown, you will be able to know what happened before, during, and after the hurricane hit New Orleans.
The age group that is best for Drowned City is 9 Ð 13 year olds. Because of the more challenging vocabulary, it is best if the readers are in late Elementary School, and Early Junior High. Young children would not like Drowned City because people, animals, and pets are dying. Drowned City is nonfiction,the illustrations help to explain the book because if the book just says, ÒSome gun-toting business owners arrive to protect their shops and offices.Ó Would you know what they meant by that one sentence? If not then you need the picture. The picture shows that there is a shop owner in front of his shop with a gun, and a sign that says, ÒYou Loot, I SHOOTÓ. This book is a graphic novel, so even though it looks long, it is a fifteen-minute read at the most. The graphic novel format might also appeal to middle-school readers. Overall, the format and topic is sure to strike interest in many readers.
Review written by Madison (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for providing a copy of Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans for this review.
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