As part of the Eric Hoffer Award, Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal’s debut book, Words Whispered in Water was nominated for the Montaigne Medal.
The Montaigne Medal is an additional distinction to the Hoffer Grand Prize, awarded to the most thought-provoking books. Only two or three books receive this award each year.
And there’s even more news! The book’s cover is also nominated for the da Vinci Eye prize for outstanding cover art. Only six books receive this distinction annually.
The cover art is designed by local New Orleans artist M Styborski.
Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal’s debut book has received the 2021 Feathered Quill Silver Second Place book award in the Informational Category.
The book is titled “Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina” and was published my Mango Media in August 2020.
In her book, Rosenthal describes how she created the group Levees.org to find out the true reason that New Orleans flooded in August of 2005.
In her quest for the facts, she discovered that the culprit, the US Army Corps of Engineers had spent millions fooling the American public and harassing anyone who stood in its way.
Below are the Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges’ Comments: