Blizzard! Lib/E: The Storm That Changed America

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Price
$26.95  $25.06
Publisher
Blackstone Publishing
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Dimensions
6.8 X 1.03 X 6.62 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781883332914

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About the Author
Jim Murphy's nonfiction books have received numerous awards, among them two Newbery Honors, the Sibert Medal, three Orbis Pictus awards, the Margaret A. Edwards award, the James Madison Book Award, and a National Book Award nomination. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jim lives in Maplewood, NJ, with his family.
jimmurphybooks.com.
Formerly president of Poetry Slam, Inc., Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement. He is the author of two books of poetry, What Learning Leaves and The Last Time as We Are, and four CDs of spoken word. He has appeared on the first two seasons of HBO's Def Poetry Jam and won the jury prize for best one-man show at the U. S. Comedy Arts Festival. A passionate advocate of teachers, he travels the country recruiting the next generation of teachers with his 1,000 Teachers Campaign. Taylor lives in New York.
Reviews

The dramatic power of the splendid narrative, coupled with carefully selected anecdotes, newspaper accounts...will keep the pages turning. Murphy does a fine job describing the incredible storm, the reasons behind the tragic consequences, and the terrifying fates of victims.

-- "Booklist (starred review)"

Murphy's ability to pull in details that lend context allows him to tell this story of a place in time through the lens of a single, dramatic episode that will engage readers. This is skillfully done: humorous, jaw-dropping, thought-provoking, and chilling.

-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

Accounts of survivors and victims provide a captivating blend of gravity, immediacy, and drama. Murphy's well-rounded information about the various circumstances that worsened the effects of the storm make the tale both more fascinating and more tragic.

-- "Publishers Weekly"

Murphy does a fine job describing the incredible storm, the reasons behind the tragic consequences, and the terrifying fates of victims.

-- "Library Journal, audio review "

The text is exciting, and Taylor Mali provides a mesmerizing reading of this fascinating story. His steady voice holds listeners spellbound and waiting for what will happen next. Listeners young and old will learn a great deal about US history and science, and how this storm changed our nation.

-- "School Library Journal, audio review"