The Deadliest Hurricanes Then and Now
What is this book about?
As a hurricane gathered in the Caribbean, blue skies covered Galveston, Texas. Scientists knew a storm was coming. But none of them were able to prepare Galveston for the force of the hurricane that hit on September 8, 1900.
The water from the storm surge pulled houses off their foundations, and the winds toppled telephone poles and trees like toothpicks. And amid the chaos, Galveston’s residents did all they could to rescue one another.
From the meteorologists tracking the storm, to the ordinary people who displayed extraordinary bravery … from the inequitable effects of the disaster, to a focus on many of the most severe hurricanes that have struck our shores, to the science of hurricanes and weather: Deborah Hopkinson brings voices from history to life in this fast-paced, wide-ranging narrative of the deadliest hurricanes in American history. Filled with more than 50 period photographs and illustrations, charts, facts, and pull-out boxes for eager nonfiction readers.
Awards and Recognition
- Virginia Library Association, 2023 Cardinal Cup Award, Series of Note
author, Deborah Hopkinson
ages 7 and up, 2022