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Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917
Teen - 5th-9th Grade, Age 10-14 
160 p. ; 
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ISBN 9781250040084
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The magnitude of the destruction caused by a massive explosion is matched by the kindness and generosity of Halifax's resilient citizens and people around the world. Stories of courage, survival, tragedy, and hope bring the facts of the event to life. A fascinating exploration of an unforgettable drama!
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On December 6, 1917, two ships collided in Halifax Harbor in Nova Scotia, Canada. One ship was loaded top to bottom with munitions and the other held relief supplies, both intended for war-torn 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.
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