Celeste Saves the City pulls readers into the life of a young girl forced to leave her beloved home as Hurricane Katrina threatens to flood New Orleans. Determined to make a difference in the future, she sets her sights on becoming a civil engineer. Using concepts from her studies, Celeste figures out how to protect the wetlands that slow down flood waters during bad storms and hurricanes.
Filled with elements of civil engineering concepts, while paying homage to the “Big Easy”, this semi-autobiographical tale elevates the need for continued efforts to protect coastal cities from the impact of catastrophic weather events.
Age Range: 5-12
Page Count: 32 Pages