May 2022 : Natural Disasters

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Our May Year in Reading challenge is: Natural Disasters! 

 


Judy Blundell
Description: It is 1906, and when her family is cheated out of their tavern, fourteen-year-old Minnie Bonner is forced to become a maid to the Sump family, who are moving to San Francisco--three weeks before the great earthquake.
Call Number: J FIC Blu
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Makiia Lucier
Description: When the Spanish influenza epidemic reaches Portland, Oregon, in 1918, seventeen-year-old Cleo leaves behind the comfort of her boarding school to work for the Red Cross.
Call Number: YA FIC Luc
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Steve Tomecek
Description: "This book shows readers the awesome power of heat waves and droughts"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 551.5 Tom
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Cody Crane
Description: "This book shows readers the awesome power of hurricanes"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 551.55 Cra
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Mike Mullin
Description: After the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys his city and its surroundings, fifteen-year-old Alex must journey from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Illinois to find his parents and sister, trying to survive in a transformed landscape and a new society in which all the old rules of living have vanished.
Call Number: YA FIC Mul
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Marian Hale, Stephen Hoye
Description: While salvaging and rebuilding in the aftermath of the Galveston flood of 1900, sixteen-year-old Seth proves himself in a way that his previous efforts never could, but he still must face his father man-to-man.
Call Number: J FIC Hal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Samantha Montano
Description: Dr. Montano brings readers with her on an eye-opening journey through some of our worst disasters, helping readers make sense of what really happened from a emergency management perspective. She explains why we aren't doing enough to prevent or prepare for disasters, the critical role of media, and how our approach to recovery was not designed to serve marginalized communities. Now that climate change is contributing to the disruption of ecosystems and worsening disasters, Dr. Montano offers a preview of what will happen to our communities if we don't take aggressive, immediate action. In a section devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic, what is thus far our generation's most deadly disaster, she casts light on the many decisions made behind closed doors that failed to protect the public.-- From statement provided by publisher
Call Number: 363.7387 Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Don Brown
Description: On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage -- and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality. Don Brown's kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history.
Call Number: YA 363.3492 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Erik Larson, Richard M. Davidson
Description: "In 1900, Isaac Monroe Cline was in charge of the Galveston station of the U.S. Weather Bureau. He was a knowledgeable, seasoned weatherman who considered himself a scientist. When he heard the deep thudding of waves on Galveston's beach in the early morning of September 8th, however, Cline refused to be alarmed. The city had been hit by bad weather before. But by the time this storm had moved across Galveston, at least 6,000 people were dead, and Cline would never look at hurricanes the same way again"--Container.
Call Number: 976.4139 Lar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Don Nardo, Brian McGovern
Description: Explores the eruption of Krakatoa in its cultural, historical, and geographic contexts and discusses the effect on both people and environment.
Call Number: J 959.8 Nar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Simon Winchester
Call Number: 551.21 Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Susan Beth Pfeffer, Emily Bauer
Description: Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
Call Number: YA FIC Pfe
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Natasha Deen, Francesca Ficorilli
Description: The people of fourteenth-century Florence, Italy, starving after years of bad weather and natural disasters, now face the Black Plague but twelve-year-old Maria is determined to survive. Includes historical note, glossary, and discussion questions.
Call Number: J FIC Dee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Ricia Anne Chansky, Olga Barinova, Yarelis Marcial Acevedo, Sharon Marie Nieves-Ferrer, Francheska Morales García
Description: Maxy the dog survives Hurricane María, and like many who go through natural disasters, he is later terrified of storms and rain.La perrita Maxy sobrevive al huracán María pero después está aterrorizada de tormentas y lluvia.
Call Number: E Cha Spanish
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Jean Craighead George
Description: Tired of living in a crowded city apartment, Sam Gribley runs away from home and heads for his Grandpa Gribley's long-lost homestead in the Catskill mountains. For a year he stays alone, learning to live off the land, hollowing out a tree for a home, taming a falcon, and using every bit of ingenuity and resourcefulness he has to survive.
Call Number: J FIC Geo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Description: In New Orleans' Ninth Ward, twelve-year-old Lanesha, who can see spirits, and her adopted grandmother have no choice but to stay and weather the storm as Hurricane Katrina bears down upon them.
Call Number: YA FIC Rho
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Stacey (Stacey Heather) author Lee
Description: "On the eve of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, Mercy Wong--daughter of Chinese immigrants--is struggling to hold her own among the spoiled heiresses at prestigious St. Clare's School. When tragedy strikes, everyone must band together to survive"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Hal Marcovitz
Description: "As 2020 came to an end there was no shortage of Americans as well as others who welcomed the New Year, hoping life for everyone would improve in 2021. What perhaps worsened the suffering among Americans as well as others was a feeling of helplessness: As people found themselves impacted by the pandemic, the protests over racial inequality, and the terrible fires and weather events that plagued the nation, most people came to the conclusion that there was very little they could do to make the bad news go away"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 973.933 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Jesmyn Ward
Description: Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
Lucy Birmingham, David McNeill
Call Number: 952.11 Bir
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Deborah Hopkinson
Description: "As a hurricane gathered in the Caribbean, blue skies covered Galveston, Texas. Scientists knew a storm was coming. But none of them were able to prepare Galveston for the force of the hurricane that hit on September 8, 1900. The water from the storm surge pulled houses off their foundations, and the winds toppled telephone poles and trees like toothpicks. And amid the chaos, Galveston's residents did all they could to rescue one another"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 551.55 Hop
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2022
C. Morgan Babst
Description: "When a fragile young woman refuses to leave New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, her parents are forced to go without her, setting off a chain of events that leaves their marriage in shambles and their daughter catatonic, the victim or perpetrator of some unknown violent act."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bab
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson
Description: "It's 1900, and Charlie feels lucky to live in Galveston, Texas. Sure, there are storms sometimes. But nobody worries about hurricanes. Even a famous weather expert says it's impossible for a strong hurricane to strike Galveston. Which is why few people worry on the morning of September 8, when a big storm starts to brew. but Charlie watches with growing horror as monster waves rise up from the sea, as the wind starts to scream. By night, much of the city is under twenty feet of water. Will Charlie find a way to survive the storm of the century?"--Back cover.
Call Number: J FIC Tar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Susan Meissner
Description: Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is beautiful. While Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin's silent five-year-old daughter, his odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn't right. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women: The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away in the American Southwest, grieving the loss of everything she once loved. When a massive earthquake rocks San Francisco on April 18, 1906, the resiliency and resolve of the three women will be tested. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Mei
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Diane C. (Diane Carol) Taylor, Traci Van Wagoner
Description: "News reports from around the world offer detailed descriptions of wildfires, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, and more. While these kinds of events might seem horrifically random, scientists can explain quite a lot about why they happen, how they develop, how we can try to prevent them, and how we can predict where and when they'll happen next. The Science of Natural Disasters: When Nature and Humans Collide examines the science behind earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and wildfires."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 363.34 Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Michael Northrop
Description: Seven high school students are stranded at their New England high school during a week-long blizzard that shuts down the power and heat, freezes the pipes, and leaves them wondering if they will survive.
Call Number: YA FIC Nor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Leza Lowitz
Description: A novel in verse about the March 2011 tsunami that sent Japan into chaos, told from the point-of-view of Kai, a biracial teenaged boy.
Call Number: YA FIC Low
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Sonali Deraniyagala
Description: "On the morning of December 26, 2004, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculously survived. In this brave and searingly frank memoir, she describes those first horrifying moments and her long journey since. She has written an engrossing, unsentimental, beautifully poised account: as she struggles through the first months following the tragedy, furiously clenched against a reality that she cannot face and cannot deny; and then, over the ensuing years, as she emerges reluctantly, slowly allowing her memory to take her back through the rich and joyous life she's mourning, from her family's home in London, to the birth of her children, to the year she met her English husband at Cambridge, to her childhood in Colombo; all the while learning the difficult balance between the almost unbearable reminders of her loss and the need to keep her family, somehow, still alive within her"--From publisher's website.
Call Number: LP B Der
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
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A City Tossed And Broken : The Diary Of Minnie Bonner
Judy Blundell
J FIC Blu
My Side Of The Mountain
Jean Craighead George
J FIC Geo
A Death-struck Year
Makiia Lucier
YA FIC Luc
Ninth Ward
Jewell Parker Rhodes
YA FIC Rho
All About Heat Waves And Droughts : Discovering Earth's Scorching Weather
Steve Tomecek
J 551.5 Tom
Outrun The Moon
Stacey (Stacey Heather) author Lee
YA FIC Lee
All About Hurricanes : Discovering Earth's Wildest Storms
Cody Crane
J 551.55 Cra
Pandemic, Protest, And Politics: A Look Back At 2020
Hal Marcovitz
YA 973.933 Mar
Ashfall
Mike Mullin
YA FIC Mul
Salvage The Bones : A Novel
Jesmyn Ward
FIC War
Dark Water Rising
Marian Hale, Stephen Hoye
J FIC Hal
Strong In The Rain : Surviving Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami, And Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Lucy Birmingham, David McNeill
952.11 Bir
Disasterology : Dispatches From The Frontlines Of The Climate Crisis
Samantha Montano
363.7387 Mon
The Deadliest Hurricanes Then And Now
Deborah Hopkinson
J 551.55 Hop
Drowned City : Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans
Don Brown
YA 363.3492 Bro
The Floating World
C. Morgan Babst
FIC Bab
Isaac's Storm A Man, A Time, And The Deadliest Hurricane In History
Erik Larson, Richard M. Davidson
976.4139 Lar
The Galveston Hurricane, 1900
Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson
J FIC Tar
Krakatoa
Don Nardo, Brian McGovern
J 959.8 Nar
The Nature Of Fragile Things
Susan Meissner
FIC Mei
Krakatoa : The Day The World Exploded, August 27, 1883
Simon Winchester
551.21 Win
The Science Of Natural Disasters : When Nature And Humans Collide
Diane C. (Diane Carol) Taylor, Traci Van Wagoner
J 363.34 Tay
Life As We Knew It
Susan Beth Pfeffer, Emily Bauer
YA FIC Pfe
Trapped
Michael Northrop
YA FIC Nor
Maria And The Plague : A Black Death Survival Story
Natasha Deen, Francesca Ficorilli
J FIC Dee
Up From The Sea
Leza Lowitz
YA FIC Low
Maxy Survives The Hurricane
Ricia Anne Chansky, Olga Barinova, Yarelis Marcial Acevedo, Sharon Marie Nieves-Ferrer, Francheska Morales García
E Cha Spanish
Wave
Sonali Deraniyagala
LP B Der