Friday, October 30, 2015

Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans by Phil Bildner

As I was searching for some books on political leaders, I found this amazing text by Bildner. Illustrated by John Parra with capturing artwork, I cannot put this one down. I keep returning to it, and so do my second graders.

The story of a sanitation worker who loved his job, Cornelius is one of those amazing humans who seems always happy and upbeat. Then Katrina hits and presents him with a job seemingly too large to combat. Based on a true story, Cornelius must have been one of those people who enrich your life. A lovely text that captures and holds....I often wish these were the people who we elect to office....or at least they are placed in jobs where that resilient characteristic shows up!

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