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Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

There are certain iconic moments in our history, which have been explored quite a bit. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the “unsinkable” Titanic, there is renewed interest in the disaster. Titanic: Voices From the Disaster is a children’s book that walks you through the wonder of this “unsinkable” ship, through the investigations following that horrible night.

This book is a great resource, as it includes many details that will captivate readers. Readers travel step-by-step through the background of the ship, the excitement of this marvel, the experiences of passengers and crew, and then through the fateful night that changed history. We hear the story from the cast of the real life characters, including the captain of the sister ship, Carpathia, who came to the aid of the survivors, plus the testimony after the fact.

The Titanic’s story may be new to some young readers, so this will be a great source of information, since it includes so much content, including many copies of maps, letters, illustrations, photographs, and even a dinner menu. This is a keeper that gives a comprehensive account of a tragic event.

~Becky

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