When Hurricane Katrina Hit Home

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Chazz Cohen lives with his grandmom in the Garden District of New Orleans. In his family, money is no problem. But money won't buy Chazz what he wants--a "real" home with his mom. Across town in the Ninth Ward, Lyric Talbert wishes her mom didn't expect so much from her, especially when her little brother gets sick.
It seemed like the storm would blow over as so many had. But Katrina burst the levees, and the world turned to chaos for Chazz and Lyric and their families. They ...
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Chazz Cohen lives with his grandmom in the Garden District of New Orleans. In his family, money is no problem. But money won't buy Chazz what he wants--a "real" home with his mom. Across town in the Ninth Ward, Lyric Talbert wishes her mom didn't expect so much from her, especially when her little brother gets sick.
It seemed like the storm would blow over as so many had. But Katrina burst the levees, and the world turned to chaos for Chazz and Lyric and their families. They quickly learn that, though their worlds were different before the storm, it was their courage and compassion that would help them make it through.
Through the alternating stories of Chazz and Lyric, acclaimed children's author Gail Langer Karwoski chronicles the disaster that forever changed New Orleans and its people.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781626190832
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,396,172
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail Langer Karwoski is an award-winning author of fourteen books for young readers. She has written historical novels and nonfiction for a wide range of grade levels, as well as picture books. Gail taught public school for thirteen years, teaching classes in English, reading, creative writing and gifted classes. Read more about Gail online at GailKarwoski.com

Julia Marshall is an artist and illustrator living in New Orleans. She holds a BFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Learn more about Julia at JMarStudio.com.

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