Lifeboat 12

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$17.99  $16.73
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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5.6 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Susan Hood is the award-winning author of many books for young readers, including Ada's Violin, Alias Anna, Harboring Hope, The Last Straw, Lifeboat 12, and Shaking Things Up. Susan is the recipient of the E.B. White Honor Award, two Christopher Awards, the Américas Award, the SCBWI Golden Kite Award, and the Bank Street Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, given to "a distinguished work of nonfiction that serves as an inspiration to young people." In addition to winning many state reading awards, Susan's books have been named a National Jewish Book Awards finalist, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book, a NCTE Notable Poetry Book, a NSTA Best Stem Book of the Year, an Amazon Teachers' Pick, a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection, and a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Visit her at
"This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the things that matter most."--Dashka Slater, author of The 57 Bus
* "This stirring novel-in-verse based on a true story is an edge-of-your-seat survival tale, an extensively researched work of historical fiction, and an exemplar of the form."-- "School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW"
"Brilliantly told in verse, readers will love Ken Sparks."--Patricia Reilly Giff, two-time Newbery Honor winner
"Told in verse, the story of LIFEBOAT 12 is lyrical, terrifying, and even at times funny. A richly detailed account of a little-known event in World War II."--Kirkus Reviews
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"Middle-grade Titanic fans, here's your next read."--BCCB
"A captivating tale of the triumph of the human spirit. I felt transported to the open ocean, and cold to my bones!"--Leslie Connor, author of THE TRUTH AS TOLD BY MASON BUTTLE
A 2019 Golden Kite Middle Grade Fiction Award Winner