Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

by Don Brown

2016 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Winner
“We’re coming back. This is home. This is life.” Drawing from news stories and real-life anecdotes, Don Brown portrays New Orleans before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina. Source notes. Bibliography. Full-color pen-and-ink illustrations with digital paint.

ISBN: 9780544157774

JLG Release: September 2015

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Graphic Novels High

Grades 9 & Up


14 books / $17.30 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Hardcover edition


    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Page Count


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5.6, Points: 1

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 7.4, Points: 5


    Level: GN920L

    Awards & Honors

    2016 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Winner
    2016 Winner, Notable Books for a Global Society
    2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

    Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books of 2015, Young Adult
    SLJ’s Best Books of 2015, Nonfiction
    Horn Book Fanfare List: Best Books of 2015, Nonfiction
    Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of 2015, Middle-Grade
    Booklist Best Young Adult Books of 2015
    Booklist Editor’s Choice 2015, Nonfiction, Older Readers
    New York Public Library Best Books for Teens 2015
    Bulletin Blue Ribbon 2015, Graphic Novels
    ALA Notable Books for Children 2016, Older Readers
    Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2015, Informational Books for Older Readers
    2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Graphic Novels Elementary / Middle
    Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2015 Finalist, Young Adult Literature
    YALSA 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Top Ten
    Best Multicultural Books of 2015
    Booklist 2016 Top 10 Books for Youth, Graphic Novels
    2016 Eisner Award Nomination, Teens
    ILA Young Adults’ Choices, 2016 Reading List
    Children’s Literature Assembly, 2016 Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts
    Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, History
    William Allen White Children’s Book Awards 2017 -2018 Master List, Grades 6–8



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