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Title:
The Oklahoma City bombing : terror in the heartland
Author:
Sherrow, Victoria.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Springfield, N.J. : Enslow Publishers, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Details the events surrounding the 1995 terrorist bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, as well as the investigation and trial of those responsible for the blast.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.9 1.0 21027.
ISBN:
9780766010611
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

-- Examines the devastating effects of American disasters in a high-interest, exciting style geared toward reluctant readers.
-- Illustrates the basic scientific principles behind the disaster and includes personal accounts of survivors.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-8. Each volume in the American Disasters series gives a vivid accounting of the particular disaster, depicting the chain of events and including many first-person descriptions. Discussion includes accounts of rescue efforts, often the most heart-wrenching stories, and information about the aftermath for survivors. The book on the Oklahoma City tragedy ends with a review of the captures and trials of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. Chapters are brief and punctuated with photographs, which, though not gory, bring the disaster to life in horrifying color. The books are sure to disturb some young readers: Sherrow makes it clear that an earthquake could happen again at any time and that many of the victims in the Oklahoma bombing were young children. But, be it from morbid curiosity or for an assignment, students do sometimes request disaster books. When that happens, books in this series are acceptable in quality. Notes, a glossary, and a list of further readings are appended. Other titles in this series are listed in the Series Roundup in this issue. --Susan Dove Lempke


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-These slim volumes offer basic information for reports. The first chapter of each book gives a detailed description of a disaster; subsequent chapters detail the investigation, arrest, and evidence used to convict the perpetrators. Quotes from eyewitnesses and/or survivors and full-color photographs add to the emotional impact of the texts. Even though none of the books has a map, The Exxon Valdez is well documented with citations for all of the statistics and quotes. A chart lists the name, place, date, and cause of other major tanker disasters with a tabulation of the gallons of oil spilled. In the other two books, notes do not consistently support the statistics. Each volume ends with the identical chart of related incidents. The writing in all three titles is straightforward, at times almost terse, leaving readers with facts on which to base their own opinions. For a more detailed version of the Exxon Valdez disaster, see Thomas Schouweiler's The Exxon-Valdez Oil Spill (Lucent, 1991). Reluctant readers will be drawn to Sherrow's titles for the simplicity of language and the full-color photos.-Marilyn Fairbanks, East Junior High School, Brockton, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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