When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #28: High Tde in Hawaii, they had lots of questions. What causes tsunamis? Who studies earthquakes? How do volcanoes form? What should people do if an avalanche hits? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.
Barry’s family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry’s little sister gets terribly sick, they’re forced to stay home and wait out the storm.
At first, Katrina doesn’t seem to be as bad as predicted. But overnight the levees break, and Barry’s world is literally torn apart. He’s swept away by the floodwaters, away from his family. Can he survive the storm of the century — alone?
This is an informative sum up of the events of September 11th and some of the lasting effects from them. The Cornerstones of Freedom series have a great layout with: easy to read small chapters, colorful photographs, maps, a detailed timeline, glossary, and links to video footage relating to the topic.
“Includes information on the death of Osama Bin Laden”–Cover.
The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his Uncle Benny, his dad’s best friend at the fire department where they both work. Benny taught Lucas everything about football. So when Lucas’s parents decide the sport is too dangerous and he needs to quit, Lucas has to talk to his biggest fan.
So the next morning, Lucas takes the train to the city instead of the bus to school. It’s a bright, beautiful day in New York. But just as Lucas arrives at his uncle’s firehouse, everything changes — and nothing will ever be the same again.
On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burst into flames. The factory was crowded. The doors were locked to ensure workers stay inside. One hundred forty-six people—mostly women—perished; it was one of the most lethal workplace fires in American history until September 11, 2001.
But the story of the fire is not the story of one accidental moment in time. It is a story of immigration and hard work to make it in a new country, as Italians and Jews and others traveled to America to find a better life. It is the story of poor working conditions and greedy bosses, as garment workers discovered the endless sacrifices required to make ends meet. It is the story of unimaginable, but avoidable, disaster. And it the story of the unquenchable pride and activism of fearless immigrants and women who stood up to business, got America on their side, and finally changed working conditions for our entire nation, initiating radical new laws we take for granted today.
With Flesh and Blood So Cheap, Albert Marrin has crafted a gripping, nuanced, and poignant account of one of America’s defining tragedies.
Hiroshima, A Novella by Laurence Yep is a colorful and compelling story about the terrible and twisted story of the bombing of the Japanese City, Hiroshima. This powerful book follows two Japanese girls, Sachi and Riko, who are forced to work for the Japanese military in the city. Their lives are changed forever when the Enola Gay, a US bomber, drops one bomb on the city, the Atom Bomb. Now Hiroshima and the girls have to overcome the terrible bombing. In the midst of all the bombing and killing, Sachi and Riko are forced to flee the city.Later Sachi travels to America for plastic surgery to help with her scars.
What would you do if disaster struck? Would you be a hero — or a coward? These are the true stories of people involved in many different kinds of disaster, and how they behaved in life-or-death situations. Read about a single act of revenge that sacrificed hundreds of lives; how a tragic disaster at sea turned one man into a hero; the train crash that never should have happened; and other real-life dramas.
Classic Victorian tale of the last days of Pompeii, doomed city that lay at the feet of Mount Vesuvius. From poets to flower-girls, gladiators to Roman tribunes, here is a plausible story of their lives, their loves, and the tragic fate that awaited them.