“Lisa was great to work with. This was a first book so her patience was greatly appreciated.”
Betty A. Whitson grew up in the Texas Panhandle and then spent over 28 years of her 36-year teaching career teaching elementary children in Houston. She has lived and understands the culture of the Gulf Coast Region and the importance of the family in helping poor children appreciate education and its importance for their future. Betty is currently a resident of Dumas, Texas, located in Moore County in the Texas Panhandle. She received a Bachelor of Arts from West Texas A&M University, a Master of Science from the University of Houston, and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Houston.
In the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina-the greatest natural disaster in U.S. history-forces three young boys from their grandparents’ home. Alexander, Andre, and Damien, like thousands of others, find themselves on buses bound for Houston in the wake of the storm, but in the confusion, the brothers become separated. A Boy from New Orleans is the touching story of three boys whose struggle to survive the aftermath of Katrina depends on the generosity of strangers who have also been displaced by the storm of the century. But their determination to find one another comes from deep within-the love of family instilled in them by their grandparents.