Saturday, September 19, 2009

A. D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld

We all watched TV coverage of Katrina and the damage that was done, first by the hurricane, then by the dyke breaking. We also heard and saw the stories of the survivors.

This book is a graphic novel that tells the story of six Katrina survivors, and the illustrations gets the point across that no one person or decision alone created the chaos before, during and after the damage. Government decisions, political decisions and individual's decisions all played a role.

As you follow along the story and watch these people try to live with the decisions they've made and how it all works out, you see on a personal level just how awful the damage was and how it affected a variety of families. And how it still is affecting them...

If you've forgotten the horror of Katrina, this will refresh your memory. And if you think our disaster planning is sufficient, just hope you live somewhere you won't need it.

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