Hurricane Katrina, in its torrential devastation was indeed likely to generate emotional and psychological trauma in the minds of children, if only for a temporary period of time. Thus, the perceived need for the collaborative (educator and illustrator) creation of this book was born with the decision to use realistic art renderings, rather than cartoons along with incisive educational text to more accurately portray, however unfortunately one of America's most devastating acts of nature. This book with the understanding of children's natural ability for resiliency and optimism, imaginatively place themselves in the midst of Katrina's fury, and permits them to react in a measurable manner to the dispair, as well as to the courage, faith, spirit, future hopes and determination of the actual victims. The art and captions of this publications are intended to emphasize, and to depict for children in a particpatory manner, the extreme impact Katrina has made in the lives of New Orleaneans, and also on the lives of caring people in general.
Childrens-Books, History, United-States,