Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Katrina Remembered

Made with Cottonballs and Hairspray!
How easy is that!

Katrina Books of Interest...

Breach of Faith by Jed Horne (2006)

City Adrift by Jenni Bergal (2007)

Disaster by Christopher Cooper (2006)

Face to Face with Katrina Survivors
by Lemuel A Moye (2006)

Feet on the Street by Roy Blout, Jr (2005)

The Great Deluge by Douglas Brinkley (2006)

Hurricane Katrina by Reginald DesRoches

In Katrina’s Wake by Bill McKibben (2006)

Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember
by Sally Pfister (2007)

Katrinaville Chronicles by David G. Speilman (2007)

New Orleans Mon Amour by Andrei Codrescu (2006)

Path of Destruction by John McQuaid (2006)

The Strom by Ivor Van Heerden (2006)


Joy said...

Maggie ~ I'm in search of a children's book that 3 face-to-face librarians haven't been able to locate or even just discover the title. I was wondering if you could assist me in this. I'm sorry for the limited data (could be why they couldn't help), but this is all I know:

1. Children's book
2. Large hardcover (the one we read anyway)
3. About a boy that has a tree that grows in his room or right outside his window.
4. The tree grows money.
5. One page is very dark (black maybe).

Sadly, my memory contains no more. Hopefully you can help. Thanks in advance! :)

Tiffany Norris said...

Cottonballs and fifth-grade science project. Except yours looks much, much better!
Needless to say, I was way more into reading than I was into science.

Diane said...

Maggie - I'm currently reading James Lee Burke's Tin Roof Blow Down that takes place during and after Katrina. It is fiction, but certainly gives you the feel for the devastation . . .

Isabel said...

Cool display! You are so creative.

Ten pecans for great art!

raidergirl3 said...

I'd add Anderson Cooper's Dispatches from the Edge to the list of books about Katrina. There is more than Katrina,like wars and famines, but they were needed to build up to just how terrible the effect and cleanup was.

maggie moran said...

Hi Joy! I'm thinking The Giving Tree off the top of my head, but I also see a crewcut boy with a tree trunk behind him called The Tree. When I get to work tomorrow, I'll investigate. ;)

Hey, thanks Tiffany!

Love it, Diane! I need to do a fiction booklist, too. :)

Thank you ten times, WW100! :)

I totally forgot this book, raidergirl3! Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

Maggie did you ever read "Cotton in My Sack?" My sister read it as a child and still loves it. I cannot think of the author at the moment. :-)

Anonymous said...

Oops I found it. Lois Lenski wrote "Cotton in My Sack".

Diane said...

Today I posted my review of The Old Man and the Boy. Just in the nick of time!

sage said...

that many books already about Katrina? Wow! is Roy Blount Jr's book funny? His Book of Southern Humor is a classic.

maggie moran said...

No, I haven't read that book Paul, but I do love me some Lois Lenski! I'll see if I can find it somewhere.

Great Diane! Be sure to Linky-up!

maggie moran said...

It's bound to have humor, Sage! I haven't read it but I did a promo for it last March for the papers. People in my area had mentioned they weren't going back to NO for Mardi Gras after Katrina, and I thought I might could change their minds. This is what I said, "Roy Blount Jr. will have you whistling tunes as you ramble through his New Orleans with Feet on the Street. Blount visits eight different areas in the city where, “He captures all the wonderful and rich history - culinary, literary, and political - of a city that figured prominently in the lives of Jefferson Davis (who died there), Truman Capote (who was conceived there), and Zora Neale Hurston (who studied voodoo there).""

Isabel said...

Sage, there more books than that about the Katrina.

If you want a complete list, I can look for the books for you!

Maggie, any books from the Mississippi point of view? Everything is about New Orleans! Yes, we like to hog the limelight, but Mississippi got hit worse than New Orleans.

Bookfool said...

Love the cottonball hurricane - how clever! Have you read any of those books?

Anonymous said...

Maggie come up with something for the Charleston 9 !