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The Great Molasses Flood : Boston, 1919

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Non-Fiction

great molasses flood coverThe Great Molasses Flood : Boston, 1919 by Deborah Kops
Recommended for: Grades 4 and up

Did you know that in 1919, a huge tank of molasses exploded and flooded Boston’s North End neighborhood? You can learn all about this fascinating historical event in this beautifully packaged nonfiction book. It includes exceptional photos and research, a detailed map, and primary source materials. The author guides the reader through the fateful day, and the court case that ensued over who was to blame for the deaths, injuries and massive destruction. A very interesting read!
If you want to read fictionalized stories about the flood, check out A Place for Joey and The Trouble with Jeremy Chance.

Reviewed by: Mrs. Wettergreen

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Non-Fiction.
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