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Can You Survive the 1900 Galveston Hurricane?: An Interactive History Adventure
Can You Survive the 1900 Galveston Hurricane?: An Interactive History Adventure
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Can You Survive the 1900 Galveston Hurricane?: An Interactive History Adventure

In September 1900, the people of Galveston, Texas, knew a storm was coming. But they’d experienced storms before and didn’t think much of it. However, the hurricane that hit on September 8 was more powerful and damaging than anybody expected. Will you find a way to survive the storm and write about the experience for the local newspaper? Can you find a way to save your family’s business and the customers inside when the storm hits? Will you rescue a young woman who is floating by on the detached roof of a house in the middle of the storm? With dozens of possible choices, it’s up to YOU to find a way to survive through one of the deadliest storms in history.

GenreHistorical Fiction
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-7
Lexile Level610L
Text TypeLiterature: Narrative
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandYou Choose Books
Page Dimensions5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Page Count112
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $34.65 School/Library Price

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School Library Journal

"These interactive history adventures offer readers three different characters to follow through the disaster, making over a dozen choices to try and survive. Each character is based on actual records of survivors and victims of the original event, and those individuals are identified in the back matter. Illustrations and photos, some of them archival, emphasize the destruction and devastation of the disaster. Suggested reading and websites for further investigation are offered. Other extras include information on how earthquakes or hurricanes are rated, advances in weather forecasting, or the importance of Red Cross relief efforts. Besides the opportunity to explore each of the possible choices within the narrative, there are also a few additional scenarios suggested in “Other Paths to Consider.” VERDICT Would work well with a unit on natural disasters or as individual reading for history buffs." - School Library Journal

April 1, 2022

Jessica Gunderson

Jessica Gunderson

Jessica Gunderson grew up in the small town of Washburn, North Dakota. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota and an MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has written more than fifty books for young readers. Her book Ropes of Revolution won the 2008 Moonbeam Award for best graphic novel. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and cat.

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