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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
 * 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 Level
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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