Capsized!: The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster (Paperback)

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On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland, filled to capacity with 2,500 aboard, capsized in the Chicago River while still moored to the pier. The disaster took more passenger lives than the Titanic and stands today as the greatest loss of life on the Great Lakes. Capsized! details the events leading up to the fateful day of the disaster and provides a nail-biting, minute-by-minute account of the ship’s capsizing. It also raises critical-thinking questions for young readers: Why do we know so much about Titanic’s sinking and yet so little about the Eastland disaster? Why was no one ever held responsible for this catastrophe? What lessons from this disaster might we be able to apply today?

About the Author

Patricia Sutton is a former elementary/middle school teacher who coauthored district-wide curriculum for Illinois’s largest school district and was a Golden Apple Award finalist for teacher excellence in the Chicago area. She is a member of SCBWI and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781641603126
ISBN-10: 1641603127
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: July 7th, 2020
Pages: 176
Language: English