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Blizzard of Glass

Blizzard of Glass

The Halifax Explosion of 1917

Sally M. Walker

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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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.

ALA Notable Children's Books, Illinois Rebecca Caudill YR Choice Award ML, Michigan Great Lakes Great Books Award Master List, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, Maine Cream of the Crop Master List

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Blizzard of Glass

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A STORY TO TELL
HALIFAX, THE LARGEST CITY OF Nova Scotia, Canada, has a story to tell. Fourteen bells in a memorial tower ring part of the tale. In the city hall clock tower, the locked-in-place...

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Sally M. Walker

Sally Walker is the author of Written in Bone, Fossil Fish Found Alive, and Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which was awarded a Sibert Medal. She lives in Illinois.

Sally M Walker

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