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  • August 29, 2010
  • 978-0-9706292-1-0
  • 118 pages
  • $$13.99
UNTOLD: The New Orleans 9th Ward You Never Knew

Adult; History & Military; (Market)

One of the few books that tells the real story of Hurricane Katrina survivors from the devastated Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, UNTOLD: The New Orleans 9th Ward You Never Knew,. Read 16 riveting accounts of survival, hope and faith from survivors ages 8 to 80, written by an author who grew up in the community. Discover the little-known history of the area and the back story on life in this close-knit community just 10 minutes from the famous French Quarter. Excellent supplemental book for schools. Received National Geographic film credit; Sankofa Literary Society Book of the Year.
Reviews
New Orleans native Wilkinson, who after Hurricane Katrina welcomed 16 storm survivors into her Dallas home, offers readers an engrossing and important book that provides a fresh glimpse of the Lower Ninth Ward and its “hardworking, family-oriented people, who owned their homes, had a sense of community, and were contributing members of society.” Giving voice to the voiceless, Wilkinson helps these survivors tell their stories: they describe the devastation of the storm and coping with personal losses, as well as forging new beginnings. For 83-year-old Geraldine, Katrina meant leaving “the only place I ever lived,” while for Betty it meant living “in four different cities before we came back to New Orleans.” Wilkinson’s succinct narratives prove that there’s more to the residents of the Lower Ninth Ward than was shown in the media’s coverage of Katrina, and they constitute a splendid oral history as well. This is an unpretentious, readable, informative, and extraordinary account that shouldn’t slip through the cracks. (BookLife)
News
08/29/2013
“Remembering Katrina” Event In Dallas TX Celebrates Hurricane Katrina Surviv

Lynette Norris Wilkinson, author of 'Untold: The New Orleans 9th Ward You Never Knew', an inspiring book about Hurricane Katrina survivors, is pleased to announce her participation in the 'Remembering Katrina' event held recently in Dallas, TX. The event was held at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas. Audience members joined in the traditional New Orleans Second Line dance at the event, an evening of film, literature and dance commemorating the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

03/10/2014
Katrina Author and Survivor Visit Lower 9th Ward Museum

Lynette Norris Wilkinson, author of the award-winning book, "UNTOLD: The New Orleans 9th Ward You Never Knew," and her brother 'Doochie', one of the Katrina survivors profiled in the book, were welcomed by Stephanie Dragoon and Rebecca Cooper when they stopped in to visit the Lower 9th Ward Living Museum

10/10/2013
Katrina Survivors from 'UNTOLD' Featured in National Geographic Film

Stanley and Betty Stewart, two of the Hurricane Katrina survivors featured in the award-winning book, "UNTOLD: The New Orleans 9th Ward You Never Knew," appeared in the National Geographic film, World's Worst Natural Disasters. The Stewarts are among the survivors featured from the most important natural disasters of all time.

Formats
paperback Details
  • August 29, 2010
  • 978-0-9706292-1-0
  • 118 pages
  • $$13.99

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