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Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans (2015) Author: Phil Bildner, Illustrator: John Parra. In New Orleans, there lived a man who saw the streets as his calling, and he swept them clean, But then came the rising Mississippi and a storm greater than anyone had seen before. In this heartwarming book about a real garbage man, Phil Bildner & John Parra tell the inspiring story of a humble man and the heroic difference he made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Awards:
-Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration, SCBWI
-Margaret Wise Brown Prize Children's Literature
-Best Book of the Month (August) Amazon Editorial Team
-Junior Library Guild Selection
-Parents’ Choice Book Awards: Picture Books "Gold"
-Nerdie Non-Fiction Picture Book
-Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
-Bank Street Book Committee's Best Books of the Year
-Teacher’s Choices Reading List, Int. Literacy Assoc.
-Cybils Awards Nomination, Fiction Picture Books
-Original Art Show Selection, NY Society of Illustrators
-2016 Eureka! Silver/Honor Award, Calif. Reading Assoc.
-MASL Show Me Nominee 2017-2018
-"Starred Review", Shelf Awareness

Available at: Chronicle Books, Amazon, & Indiebound
Media: Teacher's Guide, Out of My Mind, Book Trailer, StoryMakers KidLit TV, Cornelius Washington

 
 
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