10 True Tales: Heroes of Hurricane Katrina

10 True Tales: Heroes of Hurricane Katrina

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ISBN: 9780545831239
Grades: 4-8

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When Hurricane Katrina's flood waters rose, trapping the Bullard family inside their home, 13-year-old Phillip Bullard swam underwater to a submerged window, cleared the debris, and led each family member underwater to the roof. Then he swam to retrieve an abandoned boat and put them in it. He used broomsticks and other debris for paddles and took his family to higher ground.

Terrence Gray of Gulfport, Mississippi, commandeered a rowboat that was floating nearby and dragged it from house to house to save 20 injured, disabled, and elderly people in a terribly flooded neighborhood.

Nurses and doctors at Charity Hospital fought desperately to keep their patients alive for days, despite hunger, pain, heat, little drinkable water and no electricity, waiting desperately for helicopters to evacuate their patients.

These and other real-life heroes risked their lives to save others during Hurricane Katrina. You will never forget their courageous true stories.

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Category Description for 10 True Tales Series:

I love true stories and this series highlights the events of some real-life heroes to help readers get a better picture of different times in our history and events of their lifetime. Read accounts of people who were present during the civil rights movement, American soldiers during the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan, survivors of animal attacks, and FBI agents solving crimes. Each book features 10 true stories that give better understanding to the reader. Books range in length, 150 - 170+ pgs, pb. ~ Donna




Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
4
Grade End
8
ISBN
9780545831239
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Scholastic
Weight
0.25 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.56" x 5.25" x 0.38"
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