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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Titanic: Voices From The Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
Jan 30th, 2015 by Liza Wiemer

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Titanic: Voices From The Disaster12479015

by Deborah Hopkinson

Hardcover, 289 pages

Published: April 1, 2012

Publisher: Scholastic Press

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Literary awards:

From Goodreads:

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster is a 2013 Sibert Honor book and a 2013 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist.

Critically acclaimed nonfiction author Deborah Hopkinson pieces together the story of the TITANIC and that fateful April night, drawing on the voices of survivors and archival photographs.

Scheduled to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the TITANIC, a topic that continues to haunt and thrill readers to this day, this book by critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices and stories of real TITANIC survivors and witnesses to the disaster — from the stewardess Violet Jessop to Captain Arthur Rostron of the CARPATHIA, who came to the rescue of the sinking ship. Packed with heartstopping action, devastating drama, fascinating historical details, loads of archival photographs on almost every page, and quotes from primary sources, this gripping story, which follows the TITANIC and its passengers from the ship’s celebrated launch at Belfast to her cataclysmic icy end, is sure to thrill and move readers.

My Review:

Titanic: Voices From the DisasterTitanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

This is an outstanding non-fiction book filled with first-person accounts and records from the sinking of the Titanic. It follows a number of people including first, second, and third class individuals and staff through a chronological order of events. Some of those people are young adults and it’s refreshing to hear their point-of-view. The book has numerous documents including a menu, photos, launch information, letters, facts and figures, and information on the Carpathia, the ship that came to rescue the Titanic. It seems well researched, documented, and thorough in its account and easy to read. I learned a lot of new information from this book. Though I would hardly say I’m an expert on the Titanic, I certainly have read other books and enjoyed seeing some documentaries. This book definitely adds new information to what’s already out there. I believe this is an outstanding book to include in libraries and schools and for Titanic history buffs. Definitely recommend!

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