Who hasn’t heard about the Titanic? Ever since I was a little girl, I have found it fascinating to read and hear stories about this ship that supposedly even God himself couldn’t sink. I remember being in 7th grade when the movie with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio came out (swoon). I remember watching it and crying and putting myself in the shoes of those on board. All the lives lost. Tragic.
This nonfiction book would be a good resource for fast facts about the Titanic. I liked how it was organized, beginning with history of liners, then to the plans and construction of the ship, on to the journey, then the terrible sinking and finishing with the aftermath. Each two page spread is themed and has several facts about that topic within the Titanic. It was interesting reading about the different classes, the drama between the officers, the fact that prior to the Titanic, only 6 passenger deaths had happened on the Atlantic prior. The pictures in the book are unbelievable! Real photographs of real people, families, of the ship. This book was engaging and easy to navigate through even if one is looking for something specific.
This book was one of the Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers for 2017.
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Callery, Sean (2016). 50 things you should know about titanic. Lake Forest, CA: QEB Publishing.