These moments in history recall the death and destruction caused by both natural and manmade disasters around the world. The Disaster series probes the loss of the space shuttle Challenger’s crew, the oil-well fires set in Kuwait by forces of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq during the first Gulf War, the Korean airliner shot down by Russia in the Former Soviet Union, the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, and the Mount St. Helens eruption. This High-Interest, non-fiction series “Disasters” engages readers of all ages.
Christa McAuliffe was chosen to be the first teacher in space. With great effort she made the team only to meet tragedy. Christa and the other astronauts are remembered.
Information on Reading Levels: Guided Reading Level: O, DRA 34, Spache 5.8, ATOS 6.8, Lexile 1010, DRP 61