Blizzard
by Jim Murphy


An award winning retelling of the 1888 blizzard that dumped 21 inches of snow, bringing the northeast to a standstill.

Through firsthand accounts by survivors, the full impact of this tragic event is relayed in a "veritable cinematic" fashion. (Kirkus Reviews) 

School Library Journal promises readers "will learn a great deal about U.S. history and science, and how this storm changed our nation." A great choice for a read-aloud on days when you are also teaching weather lessons.


Awards Won by this book

  • American Library Association Sibert Outstanding Nonfiction Book
  • American Library Association Notable Children's Book
  • American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults
  • Horn Book Fanfare Book Children's Book Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books Selection
  • National Council for Social Studies Notable Children's Book


Reading Levels for this book

Interest Level:  Gr. 5+             DRA Level:  60              Lexile Measure: 1080L
Grade Equivalent:  7.1           Guided Reading: Y


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