Friday, April 19, 2013

Display - Could You Survive?


By Mark Tyler Nobleman
Recounts the history of the USS "Indianapolis," discussing its secret mission, attack and destruction by a Japanese submarine, and the ordeal of the surviving crew members.

I Survived (series)
By Joan Holub

Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917
By Sally M. Walker
When two ships collided in Halifax Harbour, on December 6, 1917, one of them was full of munitions for World War I. The ensuing explosion, aftershocks, and tsunami wrecked unbelievable devastation. It was the largest explosion in the world until the atomic bomb was detonated in World War II in 1945.

Titanic: Voices From the Disaster
By Deborah Hopkinson
Tells the tale of the sinking of the Titanic using the narratives of the witnesses and survivors to the disaster.

 The Great Molasses Flood: Boston, 1919
By Deborah Kops
Primary sources and archival photographs help tell the true account of the 1919 molasses tank explosion in Boston, Massachusetts.

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: Shackleton's Amazing Voyage
By Jennifer Armstrong
 Describes the events of the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition when, after being trapped in a frozen sea for nine months, their ship, Endurance, was finally crushed, forcing Shackleton and his men to make a very long and perilous journey across ice and stormy seas to reach inhabited land.

Tornado! The Story Behind These Twisting, Turning, Spinning, and Spiraling Storms
By Judith Bloom Fradin
 Contains first-hand accounts of tornadoes in the United States, explains why and how tornadoes happen, and discusses ways to stay safe.

Trapped! How the World Rescued 33 Miners From 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert
By Marc Aronson
 A middle grade nonfiction title about thirty-three miners trapped in a copper-gold mine in San Jose, Chile and how experts from around the world, from drillers, to astronauts, to submarine specialists, came together to make their remarkable rescue possible.

Storm Runners
By Roland Smith

Twelve-year-old Chase Masters travels the country with his father, a "storm runner," but he is tested in ways he never could have imagined when he and a new friend are caught in a hurricane near St. Petersburg, Florida.

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