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Hurricane Katrina Survivor and Author Share Ties to New National Geographic Film – Airs Oct. 4
Dallas area residents Hurricane Katrina Survivor Imani Williams and Award-Winning Author Lynette Norris Wilkinson, author of UNTOLD: The New Orleans 9th Ward You Never Knew, share ties to a new National Geographic film on deadly floods.
It was Wilkinson who helped Williams and National Geographic connect. “A producer for the National Geographic film contacted me last fall to enlist my help in contacting a Hurricane Katrina survivor willing to share their story for the documentary,”
To read a blog on the filming of the National Geographic documentary and learn more about “UNTOLD,” the book that connected the author and the film, visit www.HurricaneKatrinaStories.com and click on Blog.
About “UNTOLD: The New Orleans 9th Ward You Never Knew”
“If you want to know the truth behind the faces and images you saw during Hurricane Katrina, you will want to read this book,” says Lynette Norris Wilkinson, author of UNTOLD: The New Orleans 9th Ward You Never Knew. UNTOLD shares the riveting true stories of 16 Hurricane Katrina survivors from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, the area that was so devastated and the community where Wilkinson grew up. Survivors in the book include men, women, and children—some who remained in their homes during the storm and one who survived the chaos of seeking refuge from Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans Superdome and has an encounter with Rock And Roll Legend Fats Domino. UNTOLD was named “Book of the Year” by the Sankofa Literary Society. The book is God-inspired and proceeds will be donated to an organization helping the residents of the New Orleans Lower 9th Ward recover. To learn more about UNTOLD, visit www.HurricaneKatrinaStories.com.