June 5, 2015

Halifax Explosion

Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917
by Sally M. Walker

The morning of December 6, 1917 was an ordinary day for most families. Fathers went to work, mothers made breakfast, and children went to school. But out in Halifax Harbour, two ships, one loaded with munitions, would collide, setting off the largest man-made explosion until the atomic bomb was invented. 

The harrowing disaster is dramatically told, bringing history to life for young readers. That the city recovered with such strength, kindness, and determination is both incredible and uplifting.

An excellent story.

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