Book Review: Drowned City by Don Brown

22749725Drowned City has been on my radar since our school librarian book talked it this fall.  It is the story of how Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans on August 29, 2005 and the aftermath for those who were unable to leave.

I am always in search of graphic novels to place in the hands of those who need a break from some heavy reading and those who need something to push them to finish a book.  This book is now a new favorite.  Why?  It’s simple:

  1. It’s short enough that a student can read it in one sitting.
  2. The illustrations are beautiful and yet the imagery captures the horror of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
  3. The text is filled with details that make you think.

Check out the New York Times review if you need more convincing!

Can’t wait to share this one with students after break!


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