Bildner, Phil Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans, illustrated by John Parra. Chronicle, 2015. $17.
Marvelous Cornelius spends his days on the streets of New Orleans gathering in the day’s trash and keeping the streets clean. When Hurricane Katrina arrives, he shakes his head in despair over the amount of trash left behind, but he rolls up his sleeves and gets to work and along with many, many helpers he cleans up the town.
Inspired by an actual New Orleans sanitation worker, Bildner celebrates the joy, the sadness and the rebuilding of the city of New Orleans after Katrina almost laid it to waste.
EL – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher