Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

written and illustrated by Don Brown, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans


“A swirl of unremarkable wind leaves Africa…” and makes its way to what will become the drowned city of New Orleans. Simple black ink lines and dramatic watercolors pull readers into the deep water. Heroes surface, and people find courage, but much in this exceptional graphic novel is about incompetence, racism, and the resilience of the people of the Crescent City.

Awards Won

Title Year
Sibert Seal Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
The Sibert Award honors the most distinguished informational book published in English in the preceding year for its significant contribution to children’s literature.
2016 - Honor(s)