A Storm Called Katrina (Paperback)
A moving fictional story about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the people of New Orleans, as seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy. A must-have for introducing this historical event to children.
★ "Heartrending...Simple, affecting...one worth sharing for sure." ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
★ "Deeply personal." ―Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
★"Memorable." ―Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
"This moving introduction to Hurricane Katrina imparts its lessons with a restraint that powerfully increases their gravity." ―New York Times
Louis Daniel hates it when Mama treats him like a baby. But when Hurricane Katrina blows through the Gulf Coast, Louis feels like a little kid again. With no time to gather their belongings―except Louis's beloved horn―Daddy leads the family into an unfamiliar, watery world of floating debris, lurking critters, and desperate neighbors. Taking shelter in the already-crowded Superdome, Louis and his parents wait...and wait. Conditions continue to worsen, and when Daddy fails to return from a scouting mission within the Dome, Louis knows he's no longer a baby. It's up to him to find his father―with the help of his prized cornet.
Award-winning author Myron Uhlberg highlights resilience and hope throughout this sensitively portrayed fictional story based on the real events of Hurricane Katrina. Colin Bootman's dramatic illustrations enhance the warmth and strength of the young narrator's family as they work through the tragedy.
Also available from Myron Uhlberg:
Dad, Jackie, and Me
Flying Over Brooklyn
Lemuel the Fool
The Sound of All Things
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Teachers' Choices ―International Reading Association
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People ―National Council for the Social Studies, Children's Book Council
Top 10 Black History Books for Youth ―Booklist
Editors' Choice: Books for Youth (Middle Readers, Fiction) ―Booklist
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award ―Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
California Collections (Elementary) ―California Readers
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Starred, Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Nominee, Picture Book) ―Maryland Association of School Librarians
Charlotte Award (Nominee, Primary) ―New York State Reading Association
Delaware Diamonds (Nominee, Grades 3-5) ―Diamond State Reading Association
Georgia Children's Picture Storybook Award (Nominee) ―University of Georgia
Prairie Bud Children's Book Award (Nominee) ―South Dakota Library Association, South Dakota Reading Council, South Dakota State Library, South Dakota Elementary School Princ.
Volunteer State Book Awards (Nominee, Primary) ―Tennessee Association of School Librarians