Chicago's Great Fire of 1871 was one of the most colossal disasters in American History.
"Murphy [gives the incident] stunning immediacy for contemporary readers." Kirkus Starred Review
This title received 6 starred reviews and is a Newbery Honor book, now in paperback.
Common Core Alignment:
RH.6-8.6. Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Newbery Honor Book ALA Notable Book YALSA Best Book for Young Adults Boston Globe-Horn Honor Book Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies Booklist Editors' Choice SLJ Best Book Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children