Una tormenta llamada ­Katrina

Peachtree. Jul. 2023. 40p. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781682635483.
Gr 1-4–Louis Daniel and his family must find a way back home after suffering through the devastation Hurricane Katrina. They first float to safety and then find their way to the Superdome where it’s very crowded and dangerous. Louis Daniel gets separated from his father as things get more challenging. The boy makes a four-legged friend along the way. After many challenges, they finally find their way home thanks to Louis Daniel and his cornet. The family is Black, in keeping with the large population of Black people in New Orleans who were affected by the tragedy. The old-fashioned artwork is made of dark, murky colors very fitting for the subject. Still, the carefree illustrations with Louis Daniel and his dog offer a sliver of hope and joy.
VERDICT An important story of survival and small victories during devastating times. A good choice for Spanish-language shelves looking for realistic and historical works.

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