Author: Brenda Z. Guiberson
Disasters is a nonfiction book which examines ten catastrophes that have occurred throughout the world. Some of the disasters were the result of forces of nature such as the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the 2004 tsunami which hit Asia. Some of the disasters—the Smallpox pandemic, The Johnstown Flood, even Hurricane Katrina—were exacerbate by mistakes made by people. Others could have been prevented or minimized had precautions been taken. No matter what the causes of the disasters, the reader can definitely see the effects and how nature and man can define destinies. If you like history and factual information, this book will be enjoyable.
I love working in the middle school library because each day I get to work with wonderful students. In addition, I have access to lots of interesting books. It is always fun to help students connect to books they like, and to talk about what they are reading.