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Princeville: The 500-Year Flood Carole Boston Weatherford

Princeville: The 500-Year Flood

Carole Boston Weatherford

Published September 15th 2001
ISBN : 9781928556329
Hardcover
32 pages
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 About the Book 

Everyone knows that hurricanes bring devastating winds and rain, but what happens when the rain doesnt stop falling? When hurricane Floyd struck North Carolina, rain poured from the coast to the mountains. Rivers and streams overflowed as rainwaterMoreEveryone knows that hurricanes bring devastating winds and rain, but what happens when the rain doesnt stop falling? When hurricane Floyd struck North Carolina, rain poured from the coast to the mountains. Rivers and streams overflowed as rainwater returned to the sea, flooding areas along the coast. Jimmy, Lavada and their mother lived in the small town of Princeville, the first southern town founded by ex-slaves. Their home by the Tar River was underwater for nearly two weeks. The rising waters destroyed every building and threatened to wash away history. Left homeless, Jimmy and Lavada join the townspeople as they face a very tough choice: Should they save their community and preserve their history, or should they move to higher ground?