Saint Louis Armstrong Beach
NPR stories about Saint Louis Armstrong Beach
Many Katrina books for kids have been published, but few of them balance the sorrow of that storm and its aftermath with the joy of childhood and the joie de vivre of New Orleans. Saint Louis Armstrong Beach achieves that balance, in part by sandwiching the hurricane per se within a story that focuses on life before the devastation and the determination that follows.
The book's hero is a kid named Saint. (You gotta love that.) He plays the clarinet on street