Claudia in the Storm: A Hurricane Katrina Survival Story (Girls Survive)

by Denise Walter McConduit (Author) Francesca Ficorilli (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Girls Survive
With Hurricane Katrina on track to hit New Orleans, twelve-year-old Claudia and her family are preparing to weather the storm. But nothing can prepare them for the awful flooding that occurs when the levees that surround the city fail. Even worse, after a chaotic helicopter evacuation, Claudia and her younger sister become separated from the rest of their family. Now it is up to Claudia to protect and comfort her sister through the tragedy. Readers can learn the real story of the Hurricane Katrina from the nonfiction back matter in this Girls Survive story. A glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts are also provided.
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Guided Reading Level
Stone Arch Books
Publication date
August 20, 2023
Girls Survive
BISAC categories
JUV001010 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV029020 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | Weather
JUV016190 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States - 21st Century
JUV029030 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | Disasters
Library of Congress categories
African Americans
New Orleans (La.)
Hurricane Katrina, 2005

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