Hurricane Katrina: Destruction and Survival

New Orleans river boat at sunset
Source: Susan Sharpless Smith, Flickr

Do you like reading stories of survival? This year marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast and the flooding of New Orleans. Just imagine if you woke up to find water rushing into your home like Louis Daniel did in A Storm Called Katrina. What would you do?

Learn the facts about this hurricane, the devastating effects and the amazing relief efforts that have led to the rebuilding of areas affected by the storm in Hurricane Katrina.

The caring and sharing that resulted from this terrible storm comes to life in many children's books. Maybe you are like me and many others who adopted a rescued animal from the region.  Read the true tale of Bobbie and Bob Cat, Two Bobbies, who were among many animals that found themselves lost or abandoned and in need of homes.

In remembering this tragic event and wanting to record history through pictures and personal stories, some students and teachers in Biloxi, Mississippi created The Storm.

If you are a fan of historical fiction, you might like to check out I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005Another Kind of Hurricane or Finding Someplace.

For even more survival stories, check out these other Hurricane Katrina reads.

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