Perfect for fans of I Survived and the Who Was series! Packed with graphics, photos, and facts for curious minds, this is a gripping look at America's deadliest hurricanes.
As a hurricane gathered in the Caribbean, blue skies covered Galveston, Texas. Scientists knew a storm was coming. But none of them were able to prepare Galveston for the force of the hurricane that hit on September 8, 1900.
The water from the storm surge pulled houses off their foundations, and the winds toppled telephone poles and trees like toothpicks. And amid the chaos, Galveston's residents did all they could to rescue one another.
From the meteorologists tracking the storm, to the ordinary people who displayed extraordinary bravery... from the inequitable effects of the disaster, to a focus on many of the most severe hurricanes that have struck our shores, to the science of hurricanes and weather: Acclaimed Sibert Honor author Deborah Hopkinson brings voices from history to life in this fast-paced, wide-ranging narrative of the deadliest hurricanes in American history.
“People in This Book.” Epilogue: “Hurricanes: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” “The Great Galveston Hurricane Facts & Figures.” Glossary. Activities. Sample oral history questions. “Timetable of Major U.S. Hurricanes.” “NOAA National Hurricane Center List of the Costliest.” Suggested resources. Selected bibliography. Source notes. Index. Black-and-white photographs.