Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 12
- Grade: 4
The worst and most deadly natural disaster in United States history, Hurricane Katrina was a destructive and costly event whose effects will be felt for many years to come. This timely new book examines the causes of this massive hurricane, its devastating floods, and the relief efforts to help those most effected by the disaster. Gripping images of rescues and recovery are featured along with information and illustrations of the reconstruction of Louisiana's levies. Topics include • the life cycle of the hurricane, from tropical storm to a hurricane with a 27 foot storm surge • living through the Katrina: how thousands of people were forced to live like refugees in their own country • rebuilding and reconstruction: what ordinary people are doing to make New Orleans and other hard-hit areas habitable again • What you can do to help prevent a disaster like this from happening again
About the author
Hurricane Katrina (Disaster Alert!)Hurricane Katrina was the worst and most deadly natural disaster in U.S. history. Learn about the causes of this massive hurricane, its devastating floods and the relief efforts to help those most affected by the disaster. Photographs, illustrations, glossary and index are included.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.