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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.
* 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
Interest Level: Grade 5 & Up
DRA Level: 60
Lexile Measure: 1080L
Grade Level Equivalent: 7.1
Guided Reading Level: Y
Below are sample spreads from inside this book. As you can see, the text is supplemented with period illustrations, pictures, maps...
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