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Don Brown


Don Brown

Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many
picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for hisresonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings
that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived
with passion. School Library Journal has called him “a current
pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the
standards for storyographies.”
 THE GREAT AMERICAN DUSTBOWL has been nominated for the Texas Blue Bonnet Award, the third time one of Don's books has been honored. DROWNED CITY is Don's latest book. He lives in New York with his family.

Books by Don Brown

by Don Brown - Current Affairs, Graphic Novel, History, Human Rights, Nonfiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Starting in 2011, refugees flood out of war-torn Syria in Exodus-like proportions. The surprising flood of victims overwhelms neighboring countries, and chaos follows. Resentment in host nations heightens as disruption and the cost of aid grows. By 2017, many want to turn their backs on the victims. The refugees are the unwanted. Don Brown depicts moments of both heartbreaking horror and hope in the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. Shining a light on the stories of the survivors, THE UNWANTED is a testament to the courage and resilience of the refugees and a call to action for all those who read.

by Don Brown - Environment, Graphic Novel, History, Nature, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

On a clear, warm Sunday, April 14, 1935, a wild wind whipped up dust to form a duster --- a savage storm --- on America's high southern plains. The sky turned black, sand-filled winds scoured the paint off houses and cars, trains derailed, and electricity coursed through the air. Sand and dirt fell like snow --- people got lost in the gloom and suffocated...and that was just the beginning.

written and illustrated by Don Brown - Biography, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under 20 feet of water; property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion; and 1,833 people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism and courage --- and also of incompetence, racism and criminality. Don Brown’s kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history.