06/29/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sandra Bullock's New Orleans Ties

It's a city synonymous with rebuilding �" so New Orleans seems like the perfect place for Sandra Bullock to raise son Louis.

"New Orleans is his city, and he is going to know it inside and out," she says in the exclusive PEOPLE cover story, on newsstands now. "Without the spirit of the people who live there and take care of the city and honor its traditions, its love for music, its love for life, take those people out and you don't have why I love New Orleans so much."

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