Five Epic Disasters by Lauren Tarshis
If you like the I Survived series, you will love this book. Here are five harrowing true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of epic disasters. From a group of students surviving the 9.0 earthquake that set off a historic tsunami in Japan, to a boy nearly frozen on the prairie in 1888, these unforgettable kids lived to tell tales of unimaginable destruction — and, against all odds, survival. Read their incredible stories: The Children’s Blizzard, 1888 The Titanic Disaster, 1912 The Great Boston Molasses Flood, 1919 The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 The Henryville Tornado, 2012. And if you’ve never heard of the Great Boston Molasses Flood, read this book by Deborah Kops. To read more about the Children’s Blizzard of 1888, read this book by Jim Murphy.