The Storm: Students of Biloxi, Mississippi Remember Hurricane Katrina

Social Justice
Author(s):
Barbara Barbieri McGrath
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN:
978-1580891721
Year:
Social Justice

Eleventh-grade Melissa Woodruff writes, "Everything in life is a privilege, not a right. And I never believed that until I lost it all." This is one of the many reflections included in this collection of stories, poems and artwork from 91 survivors of Hurricane Katrina in gardes K-12 from the Biloxi, Mississippi, area. The author organized "Books for Biloxi" to help restock the Biloxi school libraries after the devastation, and a portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book are donated to Biloxi Public Schools.

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