Caudill Book of the Week!

2018 Caudill Nominees!

Have you read any of the 2018 Caudill Books?  20 books are nominated every year for the Caudill Award, and they are displayed in the Youth Services Department.  Take a look at our staff review for this week’s featured book!

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

By: Don Brown

Pages: 93

Lexile Level: GN 920 L

In this nonfiction graphic novel account of the Hurricane Katrina disaster of 2005, Brown juxtaposes the facts of the disaster with evocative artwork and quotes from those who went through it. He takes us from a gentle wind blowing off Africa and building in ferocity, all the way through to rebuilding efforts as late as 2012. In between are stories of bad decisions, various attempts to escape or survive, bravery, cowardice, destruction, and above all, the suffering of the people. Brown does not editorialize, but the selected facts still indict the official response. While art representing the people individualizes them, it limits facial features. Suffering still comes through, and death is depicted, notably in drowned victims, but it is not sensationalized.

Reviewed By: Mr. Tom

Click here for a list of all 20 Caudill Nominees

Created by Jen Trotta on May 27th, 2017 @ 2:22 PM.
Updated on Aug 21st, 2017 @ 10:13 AM.