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