Book: UNTOLD - The New Orleans 9th Ward You Never Knew by Lynette Norris Wilkinsoncategories: Book, Hurricane, African American, Faith, Survivor, Hope, Flood, New Orleans, Rebuild, Inspiration, History, Levee, Hurricane Katrina
Lynette Norris Wilkinsonabout this book: "UNTOLD: The New Orleans 9th Ward You Never Knew," is a must read for anyone who wants to know the truth behind the faces and images we saw during Hurricane Katrina, One of the few books featuring Katrina survivors from the devastated New Orleans Lower 9th Ward, UNTOLD brings you powerful stories of survival, history, faith and community that permeate this award-winning book. Featuring an encounter with rock and roll legend Fats Domino, it a God-inspired work at its best. You will not only read it—you'll feel it. Now you'll know the story. Here's more:
• Sankofa Literary Society 2010 Book of the Year
• Finalist in the African American category of 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
• Finalist in African American Literature Book Club (AALBC.com) 2010 Best Book Trailer of the Year
• Written by an author who grew up in the Lower 9th Ward community
• Featured on TV, radio, and magazines
• Excerpt from "UNTOLD" selected to appear in "New Orleans by New Orleans," a collection of fascinating short stories about New Orleans written by its own residents. This Book by Authors project was inspired by the National Endowment for the Arts program The Big Read.
• Resource for National Geographic documentary on deadly storms and present on set during filming.
• Proceeds donated to the recovery of Lower 9th Ward residents
"The stories are intense and riveting," says Dallas talk show host Cheryl Smith.
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