The sky turned black, trains derailed, sand-filled winds scoured the paint off houses and cars, and electricity coursed through the air.
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New OrleansHMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Don brown’s kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history. Sibert honor medalist ∙ kirkus’ best of 2015 list ∙ school library journal best of 2015 ∙ publishers weekly’s best of 2015 list ∙ Horn Book Fanfare Book ∙ Booklist Editor's Choice On August 29, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, 2005, Louisiana.
A portion of the proceeds from this book has been donated to Habitat for Humanity New Orleans. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, racism, and courage—and also of incompetence, heroism, and criminality. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives.
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans #ad - Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion.
Fever Year: The Killer Flu of 1918HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - New year’s day, 1918. When people begin to fall ill, most Americans don’t suspect influenza. Then tens of thousands . . . But there’s something coming that is deadlier than any war. The flu is known to be dangerous to the very old, young, or frail. But the Spanish flu is exceptionally violent. What made the influenza of 1918 so exceptionally deadly—and what can modern science help us understand about this tragic episode in history? With a journalist’s discerning eye for facts and an artist’s instinct for true emotion, Sibert Honor recipient Don Brown sets out to answer these questions and more in Fever Year.
Fever Year: The Killer Flu of 1918 #ad - Graves can’t be dug quickly enough. Soon, thousands of people succumb. Hundreds of thousands and more. America has declared war on Germany and is gathering troops to fight. From the sibert honor–winning creator behind the Unwanted and Drowned City comes a graphic novel of one of the darkest episodes in American history: the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918.
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian RefugeesHMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Starting in 2011, refugees flood out of war-torn Syria in Exodus-like proportions. By 2017, many want to turn their backs on the victims. The refugees are the unwanted. Sibert honor medalist ∙ new york public library best of 2018 ∙ the horn book’s fanfare 2018 list ∙ kirkus best books of 2018 ∙ yalsa excellence in nonfiction WinnerIn the tradition of two-time Sibert honor winner Don Brown’s critically acclaimed, exposing the harsh realities of living in, and trying to escape, timely, full-color nonfiction graphic novels The Great American Dust Bowl and Drowned City, The Unwanted is an important, and eye-opening exploration of the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, a war zone.
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees #ad - Resentment in host nations heightens as disruption and the cost of aid grows. Don brown depicts moments of both heartbreaking horror and hope in the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. The surprising flood of victims overwhelms neighboring countries, and chaos follows. Shining a light on the stories of the survivors, The Unwanted is a testament to the courage and resilience of the refugees and a call to action for all those who read.
March: Book OneTop Shelf Productions #ad - Book one spans john lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr. The birth of the nashville student movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. March is a vivid first-hand account of john Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation.
His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.
March: Book One #ad - Now, lewis presents march, to share his remarkable story with new generations, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole. Top shelf Productions.
Congressman john lewis ga-5 is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. Rooted in lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Many years ago, john lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story.
Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.
Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic BombHill and Wang #ad - This sweeping historical narrative traces the spark of invention from the laboratories of nineteenth-century Europe to the massive industrial and scientific efforts of the Manhattan Project, and even transports the reader into a nuclear reaction―into the splitting atoms themselves. Robert Oppenheimer.
Succeeds as both a graphic primer and a philosophical meditation. Kirkus reviews starred reviewtrinity, the debut graphic book by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, depicts the dramatic history of the race to build and the decision to drop the first atomic bomb in World War Two. Top shelf Productions. The power of the atom was harnessed in a top-secret government compound in Los Alamos, New Mexico, by a group of brilliant scientists led by the enigmatic wunderkind J.
Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb #ad - Focused from the start on the monumentally difficult task of building an atomic weapon, these men and women soon began to wrestle with the moral implications of actually succeeding. Informative and thought-provoking, Trinity is the ideal introduction to one of the most significant events in history. When they detonated the first bomb at a test site code-named Trinity, they recognized that they had irreversibly thrust the world into a new and terrifying age.
With powerful renderings of wwii's catastrophic events at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Fetter-Vorm unflinchingly chronicles the far-reaching political, environmental, and psychological effects of this new invention.
T-Minus: The Race to the MoonAladdin #ad - The story unfolds through the eyes of the figures working behind the scenes to make this miracle happen, showing every triumph and catastrophe along the way, and culminating in the dramatic event itself. Top shelf Productions. Graphic novel fictionalized retelling of the moon landing celebrating the upcoming fiftieth anniversary!In T-Minus the exciting story of two world superpowers racing to land a man on the moon is depicted through compelling comics artwork, taking readers through the history of the race and turning the engineers and astronauts involved into vivid and real characters.
They Called Us EnemyTop Shelf Productions #ad - But long before he braved new frontiers in star trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten "relocation centers, " hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard.
They called us enemy is takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, his father's faith in democracy, his mother's hard choices, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future. What does it mean to be american? who gets to decide? when the world is against you, what can one person do? To answer these questions, George Takei joins co-writers Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker for the journey of a lifetime.
They Called Us Enemy #ad - . Top shelf Productions. New york times bestseller!a stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, loyalty, country, and love.
George takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights.
The Eleventh Hour: A Curious MysteryPuffin Books #ad - The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery #ad - The rhyming text and lavish, and it's up to the reader to piece them together and decide whodunit!"The fun of poring over the pictures is matched by the enjoyment derived from the textwitty, detailed illustrations each provide clues, ingenious verses. Publishers weeklygraeme base is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Animalia Puffin, and most recently, The Sign of the Seahorse, The Discovery of Dragons.
. When horace the elephant turns eleven, he celebrates instyle by inviting his exotic friends to a splendid costume party. Top shelf Productions. But a mystery is afoot, and revelry, music, for in the midst of the games, someone has eaten the birthday feast.
The ArrivalArthur A. Levine Books 9780439895293 #ad - Muth, caldecott Medal-winning author of Zen Shorts"Bravo. Brian selznick, caldecott Medal-winning author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret"Magnificent. David small, Caldecott Medalist Top shelf Productions. Wordless, but with perfect narrative flow, Tan gives us a story filled with cityscapes worthy of Winsor McCay.
Jeff smith, author of Bone"Shaun Tan's artwork creates a fantastical, hauntingly familiar atmosphere. Tan's lovingly laid out and masterfully rendered tale about the immigrant experience is a documentary magically told. Art spiegelman, author of Maus"An absolute wonder. Marjane satrapi, author of persepolis"a magical river of strangers and their stories!" -- Craig Thompson, author of Blankets"A shockingly imaginative graphic novel that captures the sense of adventure and wonder that surrounds a new arrival on the shores of a shining new city.
The Arrival #ad - Strange, moving, and beautiful. Jon J.
March: Book TwoTop Shelf Productions #ad - To attorney General Robert F. Faced with beatings, imprisonment, and even murder, arson, police brutality, the movement’s young activists place their lives on the line while internal conflicts threaten to tear them apart. But their courage will attract the notice of powerful allies, from Martin Luther King, Jr.
Powell's dark, monochrome ink-and-wash scenes add further drama to already-dramatic events. Kirkus reviews starred review"lewis's story is an essential piece of this country’s history, and March: Book Two brings it to the page with incredible power that makes this graphic novel an unforgettable read. The av clubcongressman john lewis, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped prepare his own generation to join the struggle.
March: Book Two #ad - And once lewis is elected chairman of the student nonviolent coordinating committee, this 23-year-old will be thrust into the national spotlight, becoming one of the “Big Six” leaders of the civil rights movement and a central figure in the landmark 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. In graphic novel form, his first-hand account makes these historic events both accessible and relevant to an entire new generation of Americans.
Levar burton"A must-read monument. Lewis continues to carry the civil-rights flame, this graphic achievement is a firsthand beacon that burns ever relevant today.