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Messner, Kate

Summary: When the mysterious first aid kit takes golden retriever Ranger to New Orleans shortly before Hurricane Katrina hits, he finds himself helping Clare Porter and her grandmother, who are waiting for Clare's father at their home in the Lower Ninth Ward--and when the levees break and Clare is separated from Nana, Ranger must somehow get her to the relative safety of the Superdome, and reunite her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MES

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION MES

Tarshis, Lauren.

Summary: Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry's little sister gets terribly sick, they're forced to stay home and wait out the storm. At first, Katrina doesn't seem to be as bad as predicted. But overnight the levees break, and Barry's world is literally torn apart. He's swept away by the floodwaters, away from his family. Can he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC TAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION TAR

Summary: "This astonishing powerful documentary takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never seen on screen. Incorporating remarkable home footage shot by Kimberly Rivers Roberts-an aspiring rap artist trapped with her husband in the 9th ward-directors/producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal weave this insider's view of Katrina with a devastating protrait of the hurricane's aftermath. Trouble the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2008

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD 363.34 TRO

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRO

Goodman, John

Summary: Follows the lives of a group of New Orleans residents in the Tremé neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TRE

Montana-Leblanc, Phyllis.

Summary: Hurricane Katrina survivor LeBlanc--featured in Spike Lee's acclaimed HBO documentary "When the Levees Broke"--offers an astounding and poignant account of her struggle to survive one of the nation's worst disasters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.34 MON

Brown, Don

Summary: On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The tale of this historic storm and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 976 BRO

Summary: Examines how, in the weeks and months following the Hurricane Katrina disaster of 2005, New Orleans musicians attempted to re-establish the Big Easy's music scene. Features interviews and performances of Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Cyril Neville, Marcia Ball, Kermit Ruffins, Cowboy Mouth, and the Iguanas. Discusses the shock, sorrow, and courage the musicians experienced as they struggled to return...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC NEW

Coleman, Janet Wyman.

Summary: Recounts the true story of eight bottlenose dolphins and their trainers who survived the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 599.53 COL

Ward, Jesmyn.

Summary: Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WAR

Herlong, M.H.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Li'l T and his family face great losses caused by Hurricane Katrina, including leaving Buddy, their very special, three-legged dog, behind when they must evacuate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC HER

Lamana, Julie T.

Summary: At the end of August 2005, ten-year-old Armani is looking forward to her birthday party in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, where she and her extended family live, but Hurricane Katrina is on the way, bringing destruction and tragedy in its wake.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC LAM

Uhlberg, Myron.

Summary: When flood waters from broken levees submerge their New Orleans neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a young cornet player and his parents evacuate their home and struggle to survive and stay together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC UHL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Envi Issues Uhlberg 2011

Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman)

Summary: A twelve-year-old boy and his dog become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PHI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PHI

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PHI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION PHI

Tarshis, Lauren

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Historical fiction. When disaster strikes, heroes are made. New York Times bestselling author Lauren Tarshis brings history's most exciting and terrifying events to life in the thrilling I SURVIVED series In this collection, witness unforgettable kids who, against all odds, survived sinking ships, shark attacks, the most destructive hurricane to hit North America, and the bombing that launched...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC TAR

Uhlberg, Myron.

Summary: When flood waters submerge their New Orleans neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a young cornet player and his parents evacuate their home and struggle to survive and stay together.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD Fiction Uhlberg 2012

Rose, Chris

Summary: The author, a Pulitzer-winning columnist for the Times-Picayune, chronicles the horrific aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in his collection of candid essays.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.3350 ROS

Summary: New Orleans, 38 months after. The city's musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and others continue to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But the promise of recovery, heightened by the historic election of a new president, is tempered by sobering economics, continued police corruption, and the ongoing specter of violence and crime. In these five final episodes of Treme,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TRE

Babst, C. Morgan

Summary: "When a fragile young woman refuses to leave New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, her parents are forced to go without her, setting off a chain of events that leaves their marriage in shambles and their daughter catatonic, the victim or perpetrator of some unknown violent act"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAB

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAB

Burke, James Lee

Summary: Former cop Dave Robicheaux has lived through too much inner turmoil and seen too much of man's dark side to believe that there are any surprises left for him in this world. But the devastation brought by Hurricane Katrina seems to make a wreck of his soul even as it pummels New Orleans. In the aftermath, two black men are murdered in the ninth ward--and Robicheaux refuses to allow another...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS BUR

Downs, Tim.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DOW

Gratz, Roberta Brandes

Summary: "[Katrina] completely transformed one of the most beloved cities in America, leaving nearly 80 percent of New Orleans flooded and damaging 134,000 housing units, causing unprecedented destruction. The response to Katrina is a topic of unending debate and anger ... Watching coverage of the hurricane on television in 2005 ... Roberta Brandes Gratz knew that the best chance for the city's recovery...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 GRA

Rich, Frank.

Summary: Reveals the spin campaign of the Bush administration that the author contends enabled the support of a war against a non-September 11 enemy, furthered conservative agendas, and consolidated presidential power.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 RIC

Summary: Over 50,000 dogs and cats were left behind in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as FEMA required that all animals be left behind in the mandatory evacuation. This forced separation created America's first-ever major animal rescue. This film tells many uplifting stories of hope and survival as animal companions (pets) are reunited with their owners while other lucky animals find...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Shidog Films 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DAR

Brinkley, Douglas.

Summary: An account of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation it left in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast documents the events and repercussions of the tragedy and its aftermath and the ongoing crisis confronting the region.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morrow 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.335 BRI

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