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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781466805101160 Pages, Ages 10-14
On December 6, 1917, two ships collided in Halifax Harbour. One ship was loaded top to bottom with munitions and one held relief supplies, both intended for wartorn Europe. The resulting blast flattened two towns, Halifax and Dartmouth, and killed nearly 2,000 people. As if that wasn't devastating enough, a blizzard hit the next day, dumping more than a foot of snow on the area and paralyzing much-needed relief efforts.
Fascinating, edge-of-your-seat storytelling based on original source material conveys this harrowing account of tragedy and recovery.
This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.
Illinois Rebecca Caudill YR Choice Award ML, ALA Notable Children's Books, Maine Cream of the Crop Master List, Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award Master List, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List
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