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“Compelling beyond belief, deserving the broadest possible readership, and mandatory reading for urban planners and community organizers, this is a tour-de-force about one American city and what it means to fight for the survival of your hometown. If you love where you live, you need to know this story of what it has taken to rebuild every flooded block of New Orleans.”Booklist (Starred Review)

We Shall Not Be Moved is a book about collective resilience. It tells the stories of five New Orleans neighborhoods—Broadmoor, Hollygrove, Lakeview, the Lower Ninth Ward, and Village de l’Est—as residents rebuild in the years after the levee failures.

Browse this site to learn more about the book, explore the featured neighborhoods, view early praise, read excerpts, and more.