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A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge

Author/Illustrator: Josh Neufeld

Publisher: Pantheon

Grade levels: 6-8, 9-12, Higher Education

Subject: History/Social Studies

Genre: Historical Fiction, Biography/Autobiography, Political

Synopsis: A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge is a masterful portrait of a city under siege. Cartoonist Josh Neufeld depicts seven extraordinary true stories of survival in the days leading up to and following Hurricane Katrina.
Here we meet Denise, a counselor and social worker, and a sixth-generation New Orleanian; “The Doctor,” a proud fixture of the French Quarter; Abbas and Darnell, two friends who face the storm from Abbas’ s family-run market; Kwame, a pastor’s son just entering his senior year of high school; and the young couple Leo and Michelle, who both grew up in the city. Each is forced to confront the same wrenching decision–whether to stay or to flee.

As beautiful as it is poignant, A.D. presents a city in chaos and shines a bright, profoundly human light on the tragedies and triumphs that took place within it.

New York Times review

Boing Boing review

Publishers Weekly review

Author’s site

Publisher’s book site

Best American Comics, 2010
Mother Jones Top Books of 2009
Daily Beast Recommends
New York Best Comics of 2009, Runner Up Best Nonfiction Comic of 2009
San Francisco Chronicle “Best in Comics”
Nominated for Eisner Award
Nominated for Harvey Awards
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection