Remember Me

A Storm Called Katrina
Children's - 2nd-5th Grade, Age 7-10 
40 p. ; 
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ISBN 9781561458875
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A beautiful story of family, survival, and resilience!
Publisher Summary
A moving fictional story about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the people of New Orleans, as seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy. A must-have for introducing this historical event to children.

★ "Heartrending...Simple, worth sharing for sure." ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

★ "Deeply personal." ―Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

★"Memorable." ―Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

"This moving introduction to Hurricane Katrina imparts its lessons with a restraint that powerfully increases their gravity." ―New York Times

Louis Daniel hates it when Mama treats him like a baby. But when Hurricane Katrina blows through the Gulf Coast, Louis feels like a little kid again. With no time to gather their belongings―except Louis's beloved horn―Daddy leads the family into an unfamiliar, watery world of floating debris, lurking critters, and desperate neighbors. Taking shelter in the already-crowded Superdome, Louis and his parents wait...and wait. Conditions continue to worsen, and when Daddy fails to return from a scouting mission within the Dome, Louis knows he's no longer a baby. It's up to him to find his father―with the help of his prized cornet.

Award-winning author Myron Uhlberg highlights resilience and hope throughout this sensitively portrayed fictional story based on the real events of Hurricane Katrina. Colin Bootman's dramatic illustrations enhance the warmth and strength of the young narrator's family as they work through the tragedy.

Also available from Myron Uhlberg:

Dad, Jackie, and Me

Flying Over Brooklyn

Lemuel the Fool

The Printer

The Sound of All Things


Best Children's Books of the Year (Starred) ―Bank Street College of Education

Teachers' Choices ―International Reading Association

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People ―National Council for the Social Studies, Children's Book Council

Top 10 Black History Books for Youth ―Booklist

Editors' Choice: Books for Youth (Middle Readers, Fiction) ―Booklist

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award ―Oppenheim Toy Portfolio

California Collections (Elementary) ―California Readers

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Starred, Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association

Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Nominee, Picture Book) ―Maryland Association of School Librarians

Charlotte Award (Nominee, Primary) ―New York State Reading Association

Delaware Diamonds (Nominee, Grades 3-5) ―Diamond State Reading Association

Georgia Children's Picture Storybook Award (Nominee) ―University of Georgia

Prairie Bud Children's Book Award (Nominee) ―South Dakota Library Association, South Dakota Reading Council, South Dakota State Library, South Dakota Elementary School Princ.

Volunteer State Book Awards (Nominee, Primary) ―Tennessee Association of School Librarians
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