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Zeitoun

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National Bestseller 

The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina.
 
Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young children, leaving Zeitoun to watch over the business. In the days following the storm he travels the city by canoe, feeding abandoned animals and helping elderly neighbors. Then, on September 6th, police officers armed with M-16s arrest Zeitoun in his home. Told with eloquence and compassion, Zeitoun is a riveting account of one family’s unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water.

New York Times Notable Book 
An O, The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the Year
Huffington Post Best Book of the...

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Awards:

Kindle Book

  • Release date: June 15, 2010

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780307739438
  • Release date: June 15, 2010

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780307739438
  • File size: 3435 KB
  • Release date: June 15, 2010

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:6
Lexile® Measure:840
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:4-5

National Bestseller 

The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina.
 
Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young children, leaving Zeitoun to watch over the business. In the days following the storm he travels the city by canoe, feeding abandoned animals and helping elderly neighbors. Then, on September 6th, police officers armed with M-16s arrest Zeitoun in his home. Told with eloquence and compassion, Zeitoun is a riveting account of one family’s unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water.

New York Times Notable Book 
An O, The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the Year
Huffington Post Best Book of the...

Expand title description text