I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005
By Lauren Tarshis
(Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545206891, 112pp.)
Publication Date: March 1, 2011
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The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century.
Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry's little sister gets terribly sick, they're forced to stay home and wait out the storm.
At first, Katrina doesn't seem to be as bad as predicted. But overnight the levees break, and Barry's world is literally torn apart. He's swept away by the floodwaters, away from his family. Can he survive the storm of the century -- alone?
Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholastic’s Storyworks magazine, and the author of the critically acclaimed novel Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree. She lives in Westport, Connecticut and can be found online at www.laurentarshis.com.