Sunday, May 27, 2012

Blizzard of Glass by Sally M. Walker-ADVISABLE

Walker, Sally M., Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax of 1917. Henry Holt and Company, 2011. Pgs. 145. INFORMATION.

In 1917, during World War One, two ships collide in Hallifax Harbor. One was carrying ammunition. The resulting disaster was the largest man-made explosion known to man. It flattened large area of Hallifax and killed nearly two thousand people. This book covers their stories.

Full of primary sources and photo. It has a good layout and index. Readers in eighth grade or higher who need to book about one of the World Wars or like military history will enjoy reading this book. MS, HS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

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