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Flooded: Requiem for Johnstown



by
Ann E. Burg

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Scholastic
Imprint
Scholastic Press
ISBN
9781338540697
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Death
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THERE WAS NOTHING NATURAL ABOUT THIS DISASTER.

Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in 1889 was a lively, working-class factory city. Above the soot-soaked streets, an elite fishing and hunting club, built on a pristine man-made lake, drew America's wealthiest business barons. Though repeatedly urged to fix the deteriorating dam that held the lake, the club members disregarded the warnings. And when heavy rains came, the dam collapsed and plunged the city into chaos.

On that fateful day, six children found themselves caught in the wreckage.

The chorus of their voices--all inspired by real people--create a gripping portrait of loss and healing. Plumbing themes of class, injustice, deprivation, and the environment, Ann E. Burg summons her prodigious heart and virtuosic poetry to turn a little-known tragedy--one of the deadliest in our country's history--into a transcendent and hopeful work of art.Author’s note.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Death

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

336

Trim Size

8" x 5"

Dewey

F

AR

5.4: points 3

Lexile

900L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2021

Book Genres

Historical Fiction, Novels in Verse, Realistic Fiction

Topics

Floods. Johnstown, Pennsylvania (Cambria County). Johnstown Flood (1889). Dam failures. Nineteenth-century US history. Survival. Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919). Andrew Mellon (1855–1937). Clara Barton (1821–1912). Novels in verse.

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