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The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) Cover Image
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Published: Grove Press - June 30th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction

A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.


Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou Cover Image
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Published: Artisan - April 21st, 2020

An NPR Best Book of the Year

A Saveur, Washington Post, and Garden & Gun Best Cookbook of the Year
 
Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Eater, Epicurious, and The Splendid Table Best New Cookbook


Long-Listed for The Art of Eating Prize for Best Food Book of 2021

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Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina (Natural Disaster, New Orleans Flood, Government Corruption) Cover Image
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Published: Mango Media Inc - August 11th, 2020

The New Orleans Flood, U.S. Corruption, and Disasters

"Anyone who is interested in Hurricane Katrina, and in America's failing infrastructure, will want to read this book told in a fast-paced narrative." --Scott G. Knowles, Drexel University professor and author


The West Bank of Greater New Orleans: A Historical Geography Cover Image
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Published: LSU Press - May 6th, 2020

The West Bank has been a vital part of greater New Orleans since the city's inception, serving as its breadbasket, foundry, shipbuilder, railroad terminal, train manufacturer, and even livestock hub. At one time it was the Gulf South's St. Louis, boasting a diversified industrial sector as well as a riverine, mercantilist, and agricultural economy.


You Ought to Do a Story About Me: Addiction, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Endless Quest for Redemption Cover Image
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Published: Dey Street Books - August 25th, 2020

“This masterpiece of dogged and loving reporting will astonish you and touch your heart. The struggles and quest for redemption of football star Jackie Wallace make for a fall-from-grace tale that’s both unsettling and uplifting.”—Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci


What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo Cover Image
By Grace Millsaps, Ryan Murphy, John Clark IV (Illustrator), Alyson Kilday (Illustrator)
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Published: The Sleepy Animals, LLC - May 1st, 2014

Rhinos rock out. Alligators stroll under limbo polls. Elephants pound the piano. Pelicans cater.

Ever wonder why the animals at the zoo are always so sleepy? When Renee asks her father why the zoo animals are snoozing all day, he dreams up an elaborate answer.


Cherchez La Femme: New Orleans Women Cover Image
By Cheryl Gerber, Anne Gisleson (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781496825209
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - December 26th, 2019

Contributions by Constance Adler, Karen Celestan, Alison Fensterstock, Kathy Finn, Helen Freund, Cheryl Gerber, Anne Gisleson, Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Karen Trahan Leathem, Katy Reckdahl, Melanie Warner Spencer, Sue Strachan, Kim Vaz-Deville, and Geraldine Wyckoff


Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast (Vintage Departures) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375725173
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Published: Vintage - March 9th, 2004

The Cajun coast of Louisiana is home to a way of life as unique, complex, and beautiful as the terrain itself.  As award-winning travel writer Mike Tidwell journeys through the bayou, he introduces us to the food and the language, the shrimp fisherman, the Houma Indians, and the rich cultural history that makes it unlike any other place in the world.


Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans Cover Image
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Published: Crown - June 16th, 2015

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans’ other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City
 


Singing Out Loud: A Memoir of an Ex-Mardi Gras Queen Cover Image
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Published: She Writes Press - November 19th, 2019

Born during World War II, Marilee Eaves has long struggled to fit into the New Orleans elite--secret Mardi Gras societies that ruled the city--into which she was born.


If We Were Electric: Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction #115) Cover Image
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Published: University of Georgia Press - September 15th, 2020

If We Were Electric's twelve stories celebrate New Orleans in all of its beautiful peculiarities: macabre and magical, muddy and exquisite, sensual and spiritual. The stunning debut collection finds its characters in moments of desire and despair, often stuck on the verge of a great metamorphosis, but burdened by some unreasonable love.


A Confederacy of Dunces (Evergreen Book) Cover Image
By John Kennedy Toole, Walker Percy (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780802130204
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Published: Grove Press - January 21st, 1994

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

"A masterwork . . . the novel astonishes with its inventiveness . . . it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue."--The New York Times Book Review


Katrina: A History, 1915-2015 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674971714
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Published: Harvard University Press - July 7th, 2020

Winner of the Bancroft Prize
A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

The definitive history of Katrina: an epic of citymaking, revealing how engineers and oil executives, politicians and musicians, and neighbors black and white built New Orleans, then watched it sink under the weight of their competing ambitions.


Snowball Rainbow: A New Orleans Color Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780990409311
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Published: Millfree Mursaps Media - October 1st, 2016

This bright and sturdy board book introduces all the colors (and flavors!) with New Orleans' favorite summer treat. Perfect for any NOLA baby, toddler, or preschooler.


Hello, New Orleans! (Hello!) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781933212630
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Published: Commonwealth Editions - November 30th, 2011

Welcome to New Orleans Follow parent and child pelicans as they take a tour of the Crescent City together. From the French Quarter to the Garden District, along the Mississippi and across Lake Ponchartrain, join the pelicans as they listen to music at Preservation Hall, celebrate Mardi Gras, and eat jambalaya and gumbo. Visit the Audubon Zoo and City Park, ride a St.


A Private Cathedral: A Dave Robicheaux Novel Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 11th, 2020

After finding himself caught up in one of Louisiana’s oldest and bloodiest family rivalries, Detective Dave Robicheaux must battle the most terrifying adversary he has ever encountered: a time-traveling superhuman assassin.

The Shondell and Balangie families are longtime enemies in the New Iberia criminal underworld and show each other no mercy.


Boats on the Mississippi Cover Image
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Published: Millfree Mursaps Media - December 10th, 2018

Take a trip on the river! See your favorite boats as you drift down the Mississippi from Baton Rouge to New Orleans and out to the Gulf.


Payton and Brees: The Men Who Built the Greatest Offense in NFL History Cover Image
By Jeff Duncan, Steve Gleason (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781629377698
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Published: Triumph Books - October 13th, 2020

“Perfect for football fans of all stripes, this dual-focus portrait celebrates the winning power of strong bonds between coach and player.” —Publishers Weekly 

A rare, behind the scenes  look at the New Orleans Saints over more than 14 seasons 
 
In 2006, Sean Payton arrived in New Orleans as a relatively unk


Good Night New Orleans (Good Night Our World) Cover Image
By Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper, Cooper Kelly (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781602190610
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Published: Good Night Books - August 1st, 2012

Good Night New Orleans features jazz musicians, the Mississippi River, river boats, Mardi Gras festivities, the French Quarter, French Market, Audubon Zoo, WWII Museum, Audubon Butterfly Garden, Audubon Aquarium, local foods, and more. Welcome to the Big Easy! This delightful board book highlights the best of New Orleans. Children will explore the city's most interesting and fun attractions.


Snippets of New Orleans Cover Image
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Published: University of Louisiana - April 11th, 2017

Snippets of New Orleans is a whimsical 248 pages of witty text and wonderful illustrations all about New Orleans: its music, food, architecture, people, eccentricities, and traditions.


Cityscapes of New Orleans Cover Image
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Published: LSU Press - October 10th, 2017

Exploring the Crescent City from the ground up, Richard Campanella takes us on a winding journey toward explaining the city's distinct urbanism and eccentricities.


The Good Book of Southern Baking: A Revival of Biscuits, Cakes, and Cornbread Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984856227
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - September 8th, 2020

100+ beloved recipes proving that Southern baking is American baking—from the James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of the New Orleans bakery Willa Jean.
 


Creole Feast: Fifteen Master Chefs of New Orleans Reveal Their Secrets Cover Image
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Published: University of New Orleans Press - January 30th, 2020

Before there were celebrity gourmands, Creole Feast brought together the stories and knowledge of New Orleans top chefs when it was first presented in 1978. These masters of modern Creole cuisine share the recipes, tips, and tricks from the kitchens of New Orleans' most famous restaurants, including Dooky Chase, Commander's Palace, Broussard's, and Galatoire's.


When Hurricane Katrina blew ashore on August 29, 2005, no one could have imagined the sheer devastation that would ensue. This monstrous hurricane caused several breaches in the hurricane protection system surrounding New Orleans, resulting in flooding across four parishes. The storm took hundreds of lives, caused billions of dollars in damages to homes and buildings, and created mountains of debris.

This catastrophic event unfolded on live TV and was seen across the nation and around the world. The Administration and Congress responded quickly and generously by authorizing and funding one of the most immense, important, and complex civil works reconstruction projects in United States history. As the Greater New Orleans area began to recover, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers adopted a mission to repair, design, and construct a five-parish perimeter hurricane defense system unlike any other in the world. And they pledged to do it in a mere six years or “break our backs trying.”

This book serves as a visual record of representative parts and pieces of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System, a true flood and surge defense system comprised of traditional earthen levees and floodwalls as well as state-of-the-art flood-control components that are viewed as engineering marvels. Many of these unique structures will be replicated by other cities in the United States and around the world.

Thousands of men and women helped in this historic effort. Millions of man-hours, tons of dirt and concrete, and miles of steel were used to construct this defense system in the hope of reducing the risk from a catastrophic event in the future.


Local Spirit: Neighborhood Bars of Orleans Parish Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780978845032
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Published: Ken Murphy Publishing - January 13th, 2019

4 years in the making, this is an unprecedented look at more that 120 bars inside and outside, literally, of Orleans Parish. The book is the brain child of my good friend and book designer Rick Dobbs.


One Dat, Two Dat, Are You A Who Dat? Cover Image
By Cornell P. Landry, Sean Gautreaux (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780615411477
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Published: Black Pot Publishing - November 22nd, 2010

From the author of GOODNIGHT NOLA! come a story for all ages about dedication, commitment, acceptance, and "Finishing Strong"


Trombone Shorty Cover Image
By Troy Andrews, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2015

The Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award-winning picture book biography from Grammy-nominated musician Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and celebrated illustrator Bryan Collier
 
“Who’s that playing out there?” Bo Diddley asked the New Orleans crowd.


Jockomo: The Native Roots of Mardi Gras Indians Cover Image
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - October 25th, 2019

Jockomo: The Native Roots of Mardi Gras Indians celebrates the transcendent experience of Mardi Gras, encompassing both ancient and current traditions of New Orleans. The Mardi Gras Indians are a renowned and beloved fixture of New Orleans public culture. Yet very little is known about the indigenous roots of their cultural practices.


Welcome to Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration of America’s Music, Featuring “When the Saints Go Marching In” Cover Image
By Carolyn Sloan, Jessica Gibson (Illustrator)
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 15th, 2019

AN INTERACTIVE, SWING-ALONG PICTURE BOOK—WITH 12 SOUND CHIPS!
 

 Are you ready to swing? Discover the wonders of jazz: How to get in the groove, what it means to play a solo, and the joy of singing along in a call-and-response.
 
In this interactive swing-along picture book with 12 sound chips, you’ll hear the instrumen


Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture (Southern Foodways Alliance Studies in Culture #11) Cover Image
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Published: University of Georgia Press - August 1st, 2018

In Creole Italian, Justin A. Nystrom explores the influence Sicilian immigrants have had on New Orleans foodways. His culinary journey follows these immigrants from their first impressions on Louisiana food culture in the mid-1830s and along their path until the 1970s.


The Moviegoer: A Novel (FSG Classics) Cover Image
By Walker Percy, Paul Elie (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780374214524
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 15th, 2019

Winner of the 1962 National Book Award and one of Time magazine’s 100 Best English-Language Novels, Walker Percy’s debut The Moviegoer is an American masterpiece and a classic of Southern literature. Insightful, romantic, and humorous, it is the story of a young man’s search for meaning amid a shallow consumerist landscape.


We're Still Here Ya Bastards: How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt Their City Cover Image
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Published: Bold Type Books - June 9th, 2015

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is one of the darkest chapters in American history. The storm caused unprecedented destruction, and a toxic combination of government neglect and socioeconomic inequality turned a crisis into a tragedy.


The Louisiana Urban Gardener: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Vegetables and Herbs Cover Image
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Published: LSU Press - September 19th, 2017

Whether your garden consists of large raised beds or a few pots on the patio, Kathryn K. Fontenot's The Louisiana Urban Gardener offers easy guidelines and useful tools to jump-start and maintain small yet bountiful gardens.


Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960 (Making the Modern South) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807173237
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Published: LSU Press - September 2nd, 2020

Surveying the two centuries that preceded Jim Crow's demise, Race and Education in New Orleans traces the course of the city's education system from the colonial period to the start of school desegregation in 1960. Walter C.


Birds of Louisiana & Mississippi Field Guide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781591932437
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Published: Adventure Publications - February 1st, 2011

Learn to Identify Birds in Louisiana and Mississippi


BUILDING ON THE PAST: Saving Historic New Orleans Cover Image
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Published: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans - November 1st, 2019

Don’t call it the city that care forgot. Passionate residents of New Orleans have come up with innovative ways to rescue, restore and preserve the historic architecture that creates this city’s singular sense of place.


Getting Off at Elysian Fields: Obituaries from the New Orleans Times-Picayune Cover Image
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - October 19th, 2015

No city in America knows how to mark death with more funerary panache than New Orleans. The pageants commemorating departed citizens are often in themselves works of performance art. A grand obituary remains key to this Stygian passage. And no one writes them like New Orleanian John Pope.


Very New Orleans: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Cajun Country Charm Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565124479
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 20th, 2006

The exquisite antebellum mansions of the Garden District. Giant oaks stretching across boulevards and back in time to before the Civil War. The decadence of Bourbon Street. The vibrant sounds of jazz, blues, and Cajun music coming from every doorway or right from the street. Lacy iron balconies that wrap around the historic buildings of the French Quarter.


Lamentations Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781946160539
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Published: University of Louisiana - September 1st, 2019

Over the past eight years, Tina Freeman has photographed the Louisiana wetlands and Arctic and Antarctic glaciers. In Lamentations, Freeman pairs images from each place in a series of diptychs that address climate change, ecological balance, and the connectedness of things across time and space.


The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square Cover Image
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - September 1st, 2009

Named one of the Top 10 Books of 2008 by The Times-Picayune.  Winner of the 2009 Humanities Book of the Year award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.Awarded the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award for 2008. 

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New Orleans: A Literary History Cover Image
By T. R. Johnson (Editor)
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Published: Cambridge University Press - October 17th, 2019

New Orleans is an indispensable element of America's national identity. As one of the most fabled cities in the world, it figures in countless novels, short stories, poems, plays, and films, as well as in popular lore and song.


Recipes and Remembrances of Fair Dillard: 1869-2019 Cover Image
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Published: University of Louisiana - October 1st, 2019

Recipes and Remembrances of Fair Dillard is a compilation of research and recipes related to Dillard University, one of New Orleans's historically black colleges and universities, and one that is central to the history of the Civil Rights Movement, education, and the cultural identity of the city.


The New Orleans Kitchen: Classic Recipes and Modern Techniques for an Unrivaled Cuisine [A Cookbook] Cover Image
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - October 29th, 2019

A modern instructional with 120 recipes for classic New Orleans cooking, from James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur Justin Devillier.

IACP AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


Why New Orleans Matters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062414779
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 25th, 2015

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, revisit Tom Piazza’s award-winning appraisal of a city in crisis—with a new afterword placing the story of New Orleans in the context of the ongoing threat to America’s coastal populations.


NEW ORLEANS A TO Z Cover Image
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Published: Stellabooks - April 1st, 2009

New Orleans A to Z is an alphabet book of Crescent City icons, traditions and culinary favorites, using high-end photography of figurines and toys to illustrate each letter. Created by local photographer Jennifer Zdon, the book celebrates the unique, beautiful and festive world that is New Orleans.


Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 26th, 2019

A sprightly, deeply personal narrative about how gumbo—for 250 years a Cajun and Creole secret—has become one of the world’s most beloved dishes.


I, John Kennedy Toole: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643131931
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Published: Pegasus Books - May 5th, 2020

A rich new novel that explores the true story of A Confederacy Of Dunces and the remarkable life of its author, John Kennedy Toole.

I, John Kennedy Toole is the novelized true story of the funny, tragic, riveting narrative behind the making of an American masterpiece. 

The novel traces Toole’s life in New Orleans through his adolescen


The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250033314
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Published: Picador - June 4th, 2013

Named a Best Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and The Times-Picayune

The fascinating untold tale of Samuel Zemurray, the self-made banana mogul who went from penniless roadside banana peddler to kingmaker and capitalist revolutionary


Race and Education in New Orleans: Creating the Segregated City, 1764-1960 (Making the Modern South) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807169186
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Published: LSU Press - May 4th, 2018

Surveying the two centuries that preceded Jim Crow's demise, Race and Education in New Orleans traces the course of the city's education system from the colonial period to the start of school desegregation in 1960.


New Orleans Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of over 100 Recipes Inspired by the Big Easy (City Cocktails) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781604336436
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Published: Cider Mill Press - February 7th, 2017

"Whether a clean-drinking history buff or a connoisseur of all things served in fancy cups, New Orleans Cocktails raises a glass to the best of culture." --Christina Leo, inRegister

 "Transport yourself to the heart of New Orleans' fascinating cocktail culture with this collection of contemporary and classic drinks.


In the Land of Cocktails: Recipes and Adventures from the Cocktail Chicks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061119866
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Published: William Morrow Cookbooks - October 30th, 2007

Can't tell a Gin Fizz from a Gimlet? Think a Sidecar is something you'd see at the racetrack? If your idea of a wild night is a few Lemondrop shots washed back with a Cosmo, you're in need of some cocktail therapy!


The Casquette Girls Cover Image
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Published: Skyscape - November 17th, 2015

After the storm of the century rips apart New Orleans, sixteen-year-old Adele Le Moyne and her father are among the first to return. Adele wants nothing more than to resume her normal life, but with the silent city resembling a war zone, a parish-wide curfew, and mysterious new faces lurking in the abandoned French Quarter, normal needs a new definition.


Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307718976
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Published: Crown - January 26th, 2016

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina—and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice.


Ninth Ward Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316043083
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2012

From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a heartbreaking and uplifting tale of survival in the face of Hurricane Katrina.


Beignets for Breakfast Cover Image
By Jeanette Weiland, Allison Lemon (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780997355994
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Published: Susan Schadt Press LLC - October 8th, 2019

Ever wonder what it's like to be a New Orleans baby? Or what it means to miss New Orleans? Let the playful rhyming verse and vivid illustrations in Beignets for Breakfast transport children to one of the greatest cities in the world.


The 5 O'Clock Band Cover Image
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - June 19th, 2018

Take a tour of New Orleans with Grammy-nominated musician Troy Andrews and renowned illustrator Bryan Collier in this companion to the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Trombone Shorty
 
After letting his band down by missing rehearsal, a boy called Shorty has some serious questions about what it means to be a leader.


The Adventures of Jeremy Goose Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781946160591
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Published: University of Louisiana - March 15th, 2020

In New Orleans's Audubon Park, a young Jeremy Goose learns to walk, eat grass, swim, cross the road, and get along with other animals, all under the watchful eyes of his Mom and Dad. Jeremy sometimes gets into trouble but always feels the love of his family. Through Jeremy's voice, young readers learn about family, responsibility, having fun, and growing up.


New Orleans & The World: 1718-2018 Anthology Cover Image
By Walter Isaacson (Introduction By), Leah Chase (Introduction By), Nancy Dixon (Editor)
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Published: Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities -

The city that changed the world

300 years. 40 stories

The premiere publication for New Orleans’ Tricentennial in 2018

“—It is not an easy thing to describe one's first impression of New Orleans; for while it actually resembles no other city upon the face of the earth…”
-Lafcadio Hearn


The New Orleans Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Crescent City Cover Image
By Lorin Gaudin, Romney Caruso (Photographer)
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ISBN: 9781493044405
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Published: Globe Pequot Press - October 23rd, 2019

New Orleans is a restaurant city and it's long been that way. Food, cooking and restaurants reflect the spirit of New Orleans, her people and their many cultures and cuisines. Restaurants are our spiritual salve, our meeting place to connect, converse, consume, and of course, plan the next meal.


I Feel to Believe: Collected Columns Cover Image
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Published: University of New Orleans Press - September 24th, 2020

For twenty years, starting in 1999, Jarvis DeBerry's New Orleans Times-Picayune column was the place where the city got its most honest look at itself: the good, the bad, the wonderful, and yes, also the weird. And the city took note. DeBerry's columns inspired letters to the editor, watercooler conversations, city council considerations, and barbershop pontification.


The Mermaids of New Orleans Cover Image
By Michael Guidry, Melissa VanDiver (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781946160287
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Published: University of Louisiana - January 1st, 2019

Mississippi Vegan: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Boy's Heart: A Cookbook Cover Image
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Published: Avery - October 23rd, 2018

Celebrate the gorgeous and delicious possibilities of plant-based Southern cuisine.


Cooking Up A Storm: Recipes Lost and found from the Times-Picayune of New Orleans Cover Image
By Marcelle Bienvenu (Editor), Judy Walker (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781452144009
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 18th, 2015

After Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans in 2005, Cooking Up a Storm was published to tell the story—recipe by recipe—of one of the great food cities of the world and the determination of its citizens to preserve and safeguard their culinary legacy.


City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781469647142
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - November 12th, 2018

In 2015, the beautiful jazz funeral in New Orleans for composer Allen Toussaint coincided with a debate over removing four Confederate monuments. Mayor Mitch Landrieu led the ceremony, attended by living legends of jazz, music aficionados, politicians, and everyday people.


Men We Reaped: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608197651
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 16th, 2014

Named one of the Best Books of the Century by New York Magazine

Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward (Salvage the Bones, Sing, Unburied, Sing) contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the risk of being a black man in the rural South.


The Second Battle of New Orleans: A History of the Vieux Carre Riverfront Expressway Controversy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781946160577
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Published: University of Louisiana - November 12th, 2019

Supplemented by a wealth of photographs and maps, Baumbach and Borah provide a well-documented account of the expressway controversy in all its twists and turns, its ambiguities, and its acrimony.


Murder in the Bayou: Who Killed the Women Known as the Jeff Davis 8? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982127817
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Published: Scribner - September 17th, 2019

A New York Times Bestseller & the Basis for the Hit Showtime Docuseries

Murder in the Bayou is a New York Times bestselling chronicle of a high-stakes investigation into the murders of eight women in a troubled Southern parish that is “part murder case, part corruption exposé, and part Louisiana noir” (New York magazine).


Last One Out Shut Off the Lights Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316423403
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 7th, 2020

"A lightning bolt of a literary debut." ---Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize winner

"Enchanting and so neatly planed they feel made by time, these stories mark the debut of a writer to watch." ---John Freeman, Literary Hub


Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476709642
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 13th, 2015

In Dispatches from Pluto, adventure writer Richard Grant takes on “the most American place on Earth”—the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta.

Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta.


The Revisioners Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640092587
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 5th, 2019

This New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year is a powerful tale of racial tensions across generations (People) that explores the depths of women's relationships--powerful women and marginalized women, healers and survivors.


New Orleans Observed: Drawings and Observations of America's Most Foreign City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780615553733
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Published: Tulane University - October 1st, 2011

Carville's Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631495038
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Published: Liveright - July 14th, 2020

The unknown story of the only leprosy colony in the continental United States, and the thousands of Americans who were exiled—hidden away with their “shameful” disease.


Dreaming of New Orleans: Counting Down Around the Town Cover Image
By Gretchen Everin, Jared Souza (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781641941327
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Published: Commonwealth Editions - July 23rd, 2019

In this board book for young readers, ages 2-4, we'll learn to count down from 10 to 1, while discovering fantastic floats in the Mardi Gras parade, music in the French Quarter, St. Louis Cathedral, streetcars on St. Charles, and more There's so much to see--won't you join me?


Last Call on Decatur Street Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778308164
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Published: Park Row - August 11th, 2020

Set in Pre-Katrina New Orleans, LAST CALL ON DECATUR STREET is an electrifying tale of friendship and betrayal, an exploration of racism and white privilege, and one woman's journey to find herself in the seedy, glamorous world of burlesque.


The Second Chance Club: Hardship and Hope After Prison Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982128593
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 18th, 2020

A former parole officer shines a bright light on a huge yet hidden part of our justice system through the intertwining stories of seven parolees striving to survive the chaos that awaits them after prison in this illuminating and dramatic book.


The Greatest Fury: The Battle of New Orleans and the Rebirth of America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399585227
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Published: Dutton Caliber - October 15th, 2019

“Davis’s accounts of small fights won by hot blood and cold steel are thrilling.”—The Wall Street Journal

From master historian William C. Davis, the definitive story of the Battle of New Orleans, the fight that decided the ultimate fate not only of the War of 1812 but the future course of the fledgling American republic.


Drag Queen Brunch Cover Image
By Poppy Tooker, Sam Hanna (Illustrator), Vinsantos Defonte (Foreword by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781941879276
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - August 27th, 2019

Poppy Tooker's Drag Queen Brunch features gorgeous photography by renowned photographer Sam Hanna. Luscious photos capture all the dishes (both the ladies and the recipes) in some of New Orleans' most iconic restaurants and courtyards.


New Orleans: An Intimate Journey Through a City with Soul Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781864707175
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Published: Images Publishing Group - July 21st, 2019

- Adds a new dimension to the architectural guide by marrying incisive analysis of the development of New Orleans's urban design context with beautiful color illustrations, as well as beautiful photos- The book takes you on a vibrant pictorial tour of the city's innovative architecture, building interiors, cityscapes and topography by renowned photographer Timothy Dunford.


P Is for Pelican: A Louisiana (Discover America State by State) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781585361373
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - November 1st, 2003

Illustrated by Laura Knorr

From its festive Mardi Gras parades to its wildlife-filled swamps, Louisiana is a state of great diversity. "P is for Pelican: A Louisiana Alphabet" is an alphabet book that introduces readers young and old to the culture, history, and wonders of this Gulf state. Author Anita C.


Spirit of New Orleans Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780615241678
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Published: BK Publishing - June 1st, 2009

This is not a book about New Orleans, it is a book of New Orleans. It comes from the heart's eye of a native, true to the creative passion that runs through our veins like fire. Bruce Keyes captures that passion, and our innocence, our sense of the sacred, our mourning and our unmitigated, irrepressible joy. That's what makes New Orleans important and that's what makes this book important.


Freedom in Congo Square Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781499801033
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Published: little bee books - January 5th, 2016

Winner of a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016: Nonfiction
Starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and The Horn Book Magazine
A Junior Library Guild Selection


Julia Reed's New Orleans: Food, Fun, and Field Trips for Letting the Good Times Roll Cover Image
By Julia Reed, Paul Costello (Photographs by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847863648
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Published: Rizzoli - April 30th, 2019

Consummate hostess and lifestyle expert Julia Reed shares her favorite New Orleans recipes and ways to create parties that exude this city's famously warm hospitality.


Dragons of New Orleans Cover Image
By Bruce Dear, Samantha Smith (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781483586571
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Published: BookBaby - December 7th, 2017

Dragons of New Orleans. In this magical tale for beginner readers a child's creativity comes to life as he explores the imagined life of dragons. Set against the backdrop of New Orleans the delightful illustrations by the talented Samantha Smith engage readers and parents with vibrant colors. Bruce Dear's whimsical passages lead us through an adventure across the city.


THE ESSENTIAL NEW ORLEANS COOKBOOK Cover Image
By Dale Curry, Eugenia Uhl (Photographer)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780997743616
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Published: New Orleans Magazine - September 8th, 2020

Home cooking New Orleans-style presents problems unique to the city. One is that there are many native dishes to choose from, and the other is that there are many ways to prepare all of those dishes. Should it be Creole or Cajun? Pompano or trout? Red sauce or brown gravy? Pasta or rice?


The Art of Place: Architecture and Interiors Cover Image
By Lee Ledbetter, Mayer Rus (Editor), John H. Stubbs (Foreword by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780847862115
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Published: Rizzoli - March 26th, 2019

The first book from this celebrated American designer and architect known for creating spaces that balance historic detail and modern elegance.


Mardi Gras in New Orleans Cover Image
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Published: Arthur Hardy Enterprises, Inc. - January 1st, 2014

Written for the casual Carnival observer as well as the veteran Mardi Gras fan, Mardi Gras in New Orleans: An Illustrated History is a concise and comprehensive pictorial account of the celebration from ancient times in Europe to post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. With more than 350 vintage and contemporary illustrations and 60,000 words of text.


The Wild Tchoupitoulas' the Wild Tchoupitoulas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501333361
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Published: Bloomsbury Academic - October 31st, 2019

The Wild Tchoupitoulas is a definitive expression of the modern New Orleans sound. From Hey Pocky A-Way to Big Chief Got a Golden Crown, the album draws on carnival traditions stretching back a century, adapting songs from the Mardi Gras Indians.


Lords of Misrule: Mardi Gras and the Politics of Race in New Orleans Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780878059164
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - January 1st, 1997

Mardi Gras remains one of the most distinctive features of New Orleans. Although the city has celebrated Carnival since its days as a French and Spanish colonial outpost, the rituals familiar today were largely established in the Civil War era by a white male elite. In fact, the men behind the masks on the parade floats and at the Mardi Gras balls have kept the spirit of the Confederacy alive.


1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501125379
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 4th, 2015

With a new foreword by the author on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina--Chris Rose's New York Times bestselling collection: "A gripping book about life's challenges in post-Katrina New Orleans...packed with heart, honesty, and wit" (New Republic).


The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780190674120
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 1st, 2017

Winner of the Kemper and Leila Williams Prize of the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association.

Winner of the New Orleans Public Library Foundation Choice Award for Non-Fiction.


Sugar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316043069
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 3rd, 2014

From bestselling and award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a tale of a strong, spirited young girl who rises beyond her circumstances and inspires others to work toward a brighter future.

Ten-year-old Sugar lives on the River Road sugar plantation along the banks of the Mississippi.


Under a Hoodoo Moon: The Life of the Night Tripper Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312131975
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 15th, 1995

Under a Hoodoo Moon is one of rock's most original and infectious autobiographies. In its pages, Dr. John, the alchemist of New Orleans psychedelic funk, tells his story, and what a story it is: of four decades on the road, on the charts, in and out of trouble, but always steeped in the piano-based soulful grind of New Orleans rhythmn & blues of which he is the acknolwedged high guru.


Red Beans & Rice Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781733634144
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Published: Susan Schadt Press LLC - September 15th, 2020

Do you ever wonder where it all comes from and how it is made? In Jeanette Weiland's Red Beans & Rice, children discover the earth to table connection when Magnolia Rose and her friends visit Grandma Bee and Grandpa Pepper's farm in rural Louisiana.

Inspired by the true story of a young girl who did not know that peaches have fuzzy skin and grow on trees.


Chasing the Gator: Isaac Toups and the New Cajun Cooking Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316465779
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Published: Voracious - October 23rd, 2018

A badass modern Cajun cookbook from Top Chef fan favorite Isaac Toups and acclaimed journalist Jennifer V. Cole, featuring 100 full-flavor stories and recipes.

Things get a little salty down in the bayou...


The Incomparable Magazine Street Cover Image
By John Magill, Margot Landen (Photographer)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781941879108
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - October 9th, 2017

New Orleans' Magazine Street has undergone remarkable changes over it's long history. From an overlooked district of mostly unassuming residences and businesses, it has evolved into one of the country's most dynamic and attractive business thoroughfares.


Real Cajun: Rustic Home Cooking from Donald Link's Louisiana: A Cookbook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307395818
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Published: Clarkson Potter - April 21st, 2009

An untamed region teeming with snakes, alligators, and snapping turtles, with sausage and cracklins sold at every gas station, Cajun Country is a world unto itself. The heart of this area—the Acadiana region of Louisiana—is a tough land that funnels its spirit into the local cuisine.


Witness to Change: From Jim Crow to Political Empowerment Cover Image
By Sybil Morial, Andrew Young (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780932112835
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Published: Blair - September 18th, 2018

From her unique vantage point in New Orleans, Sybil Haydel Morial's life spans one of the most critical periods in our country's history. In this remarkable memoir, Morial chronicles her life as both witness to and catalyst for sweeping changes--desegregation, the end of Jim Crow, and the fight for voting rights. These changes transformed the nation during her lifetime.


A Kind of Freedom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640091030
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 14th, 2018

Long-listed for the National Book Award * Winner of the Crook's Corner Prize * Winner of the First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association * A New York Times Notable Book