Tuesday, December 13, 2011
By Peter Benoit
Children's Press, c2012. 40 pages. Nonfiction.
Hurricane Katrina covers the incredible science behind the hurricane and the damage done in her wake. Author Peter Benoit doesn't gloss over any of the facts, like the ineffective rescue efforts from FEMA, or 1/3 of the police force deserting the city. Mid-grade readers will find this a fascinating but chilling look at the nation's priciest natural disaster. The photos are haunting, including snapshots of stranded children at the Superdome and the newly restored French Quarter.