Sandy Rosenthal - WORDS WHISPERED IN WATER book launch

Please join us between 10:00am and 6:00pm when Sandy Rosenthat, founder of, will be at Octavia Books throughout the day to sign her important and compelling new book, WORDS WHISPERED IN WATER: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina.

To celebrate the book launch in a Covid-safe way during this viral time, this will be a signing only with no sit-down presentation. Please come to greet Sandy Rosenthal and get a signed book anytime during the day; and wear a mask. If you cannot attend the signing, please use the ordering buttons below and we will be happy to ship you a signed edition

WORDS WHISPERED IN WATER is the riveting, blow-by-blow story of well-known local activist Sandy Rosenthal, as she battles with the Army Corps of Engineers after defective flood walls broke during Hurricane Katrina, inundating New Orleans and resulting in over 1,500 deaths and billions worth of damage. Against incredible odds, and facing continuous harassment and deception, Sandy Rosenthal exposes a mammoth federal agency, and wins.

Sandy Rosenthal is an American civic activist and founder of Levees.Org, an organization dedicated to educating the American public about levee failures and flooding in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Most recently, Rosenthal was awarded Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the Year from Tulane University for her efforts. She is a founding member of the mentoring program Laurel Eagles. When she's not advocating for safe levees, she's practicing with her Mardi Gras parading group, the Divine Revelers of Terpsichore.



Event date: 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina (Natural Disaster, New Orleans Flood, Government Corruption) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781642503272
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mango Media Inc - August 11th, 2020

Words Whispered in Water could only have been assembled years later after a great deal of research. America owes a debt to Sandy Rosenthal for correcting the record.”

––Steve O’Keefe, Author of “Set the Page on Fire: Secrets of Successful Writers,” and a resident of New Orleans during the flood

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