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.
The Last Flight of 007
The Korean airliner took off from Alaska innocently enough, but a series of human errors caused it to veer into Russian airspace. Russian military intelligence trailed the plane for hours before shooting it down.
Information on Reading Levels: Guided Reading Level: N, DRA 30, Spache 5.1, ATOS 5.4, Lexile 680, DRP 56