I Survived Hurricane Katrina – Below Grade Level Title
Accompanies Earthquake Terror Book Club Teacher’s Guide – Below Grade Level Title
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005, by Lauren Tarshis
Lexile – 590, 103 pages.
Barry’s family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. But when Barry’s little sister gets terribly sick, they’re forced to stay home and wait out the storm.
At first, Katrina doesn’t seem to be as servere a storm as forecasters predicted. But overnight the levees break, and Barry’s world is literally torn apart. He’s swept away by the floodwaters, away from his family. Can he survive the storm of the century – alone?