Gr 6-8-This readable account of the hurricane and the subsequent flood stresses the effect of the disaster on the survivors, quoting them frequently. In addition to the storm itself, the author covers the response, the damage, the hurricane's effect on New Orleans's residents, and prospects for their future, including the cost, responsibility, and viability of rebuilding. Frequently critical of the official response to the hurricane, Miller explores the racist component of the federal government's lack of effective action, as well as favoritism in the bidding and awarding of FEMA reconstruction contracts. Sidebars present additional and often unexpected details, while color photos illustrate the devastation and aftermath. Comparable to others in the series, Miller covers the storm well from both personal and political viewpoints.-Jeffrey A. French, Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.