Books The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom Hardcover, 376 pages, Pgw, List Price: $26 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Yellow HouseAuthorSarah M. Broom Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Describes the author's upbringing in a New Orleans East shotgun house as the unruly 13th child of a widowed mother, tracing a century of family history and the impact of class, race and Hurricane Katrina on her sense of identity. Genres: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Yellow House Review Book Reviews Katrina Destroyed 'The Yellow House' — But Inequality Eroded Its Foundation Fresh Air September 4, 2019 Sarah M. Broom's extraordinary memoir about the New Orleans home she grew up in describes decades of life lived — as well as the systemic racism that ultimately contributed to the house's destruction. Katrina Destroyed 'The Yellow House' — But Inequality Eroded Its Foundation Listen · 7:50 7:50 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/757471674/757585984" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews 'The Yellow House' Connects Place, Memory And Self-Knowledge August 13, 2019 Sarah Broom's childhood house is the fulcrum for her memoir about her large and complex family. But perhaps more important, it stands in for the countless ways America has failed African Americans.