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Blizzard of Glass by Sally M. Walker
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Jul 10, 12

bookshelves: history, kids_non-fiction, non-fiction, informational
Read in July, 2012

This gripping account of the Halifax Explosion mixes historical fact with personal history. Walker follows several families, from their early morning routines before the explosion to the immediate impact of the explosion on them, through recovery and rebuilding (if survivors), and even to their lives as adults. Walker maintains objectivity throughout, even during her recounting of the first rounds of blame. There is a most helpful map of the Halifax area and a bounty of photographs showing the city before and after.

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