Titanic: Voices from the Disaster

Author(s): Deborah Hopkinson


EARLY MORNING ON APRIL 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her glorious maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, sank after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Thus the ship declared to be unsinkable was lost in one of the most infamous tragedies in history. Even now, a century later, the events surrounding the Titanic continue to haunt and intrigue us.


Critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices of Titanic survivors and witnesses to the disaster to bring the horrors of that terrible night to life. There's nine-year-old Frankie Goldsmith; Violet Jessop, a young stewardess; Jack Thayer, an American high school senior; Colonel Archibald Gracie, a well-to-do gentleman; William Murdoch, a brave seaman; Charlotte Collyer, a young mother on her way to start a new life; and many others. Their recollections are filled with heart-stopping action, devastating drama, and fascinating historical details.


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Awards and Praise for SHUTTING OUT THE SKY:

Bank Street College Best Book

BOOK LINKS "Lasting Connections"

BOOKLIST Editors' Choice

CCBC CHOICES selection

IRA Teacher's Choice

James Madison Book Award, 2004

Jane Addams Peace Award Honor

NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People

NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor

NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

NYPL Book for the Teen Age

Sydney Taylor Notable Book


"[A]n excellent model of historical writing. Hopkinson's enthusiasm for research, primary sources, and individual stories that make history come alive is evident throughout this excellent work. Nonfiction at its best. . . ." --KIRKUS (starred review)

"Meticulous documentation, including full chapter notes, will help the many young people--and their parents and grandparents--who will want to know more and to research their own family roots." --BOOKLIST (starred review)

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General Fields

  • : 9780545116749
  • : Scholastic US
  • : Scholastic US
  • : April 2012
  • : 209 mm x 127 mm
  • : United States
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Deborah Hopkinson
  • : 304
  • : 304
  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 910.9163/4
  • : 910.9163/4