Thursday, January 31, 2013

Voices from a Disaster

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
What is it about the Titanic that continues to spark the imagination and curiosity of kids and adults alike 101 years after the fateful voyage?  I would maintain that the continued interest in this disaster is due in part to great writers like Deborah Hopkinson.  She has masterfully woven together the story of this grim night through the perspective of a variety of Titanic's passengers. The book also includes maps, photographs, charts and loads of documentation about the ship and its passengers.  It is certainly not a surprise the book received a 2013 Sibert Information Book Honor Medal and was finalist for YALSA's Excellence in Non-fiction for Young Adults 2013.  This book is not to be missed.

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