An interesting way to read about Hurricane Katrina. Simplistic in style, a tragic tale of miscommunication and lack of help in a timely manner.
This is a powerful book that can teach teens who were either not born or very young when this happened the truth about this tragic event.
Don Brown’s graphic novel, Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, illustrates the devastation caused in August 2005 by this powerful hurricane. The novel takes a somewhat objective tone, factually reporting the infamous missteps that kept the city from being evacuated, left survivors abandoned, and displaced citizens. There are numerous resources about Hurricane Katrina, but this is a poignant graphic novel that illustrates the ruin left in the wake of this hurricane, even years later.
This is the perfect subject for a graphic novel, as the images in this book bring the Hurricane Katrina disaster to life in a very real way.
wow! this book is excellent. A great entry point for anyone interested in learning about Hurricane Katrina. Told in succinct text and graphic illustrations.
I am SO glad that I read this graphic novel. I typically like narrative nonfiction, but I am impressed by the way that the creators of this graphic novel were able to put together quotations and illustrations to bring the facts of this natural disaster to life. Although it didn't follow any specific person, it felt similar to the March graphic novels. Definitely a great book to recommend to anyone who is reluctant to read nonfiction (like me!).
A perfect combination of words and pictures to convey Hurricane Katrina.
lovely graphic novel, good overview of the history of Katrina, pulls no punches. gorgeous illustrations, of course.
Through pictures and just the right number of words, Brown takes the reader into the horror of Hurricane Katrina and the events of August 2005. Brown tells the story visually from the p.o.v. of natives, weather scientists, police officers, Coast Guard rescuers and more. This is cautionary tale that should never be forgotten.
Brown takes a journalistic approach in letting the uneditorialized, horrific facts speak for themselves. The book is powerful because the facts are. His dynamic, beautiful illustrations are equally moving (though he makes a few odd panel, sequence, and word placement choices). Still, I found the book too spare, and feel it would have been much more poignant, engaging, and meaningful had it been more fully fleshed out and, more significantly, focused on some specific, personal stories to give faces to the facts.
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