Self-Paced Tween Book Club

Drowned City

In this graphic novel, Don Brown brings his signature style of making moments of history come to life to the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina.

Moving images that make specific moments deeply personal are coupled with a fact-driven narrative of the events leading up to and immediately after the day Hurricane Katrina hit America and devastated New Orleans. This honest account helps readers ask questions about collective responsibilities and the role of institutions during tragedies.

How does a self-paced book club work? 

A self-paced book club is a great option for digging deeper into a text and doing some activities to help with your understanding and analysis of the text and its themes. 

Included in this class, you'll find the following:

  • A suggested reading schedule (broken into four weeks)
  • A PDF reading guide with comprehension questions for each week 
  • Vocabulary activities
  • Writing/multimodal project prompts related to the reading
  • Rubrics for parents/guardians to give feedback on projects
  • Links to supplemental resources related to the text and its themes

The class was designed to take about a month to complete, but you can complete it at whatever pace works for you! 

Supply List

  • A copy of the book Drowned City by Don Brown
  • A PDF reader
  • Video and audio capabilities on the device you use for class

Suggested Ages


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