May 20, 2013, began as a normal day at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma. Just before 3:00 p.m., a loud siren went off—a tornado was coming! Students and teachers raced to find shelter from the massive twister. The storm violently shook the school. Its powerful, swirling winds tore the roof off the building and caused some of the school’s walls to collapse. Would the students and teachers inside survive the storm’s fury? Oklahoma’s Devastating May 2013 Tornado is a heart-stopping account of the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, and nearby areas—from its origins as a thunderstorm to its transformation into a huge twister and, finally, to the people’s heroic efforts to rebuild after the destruction. Captivating, first-person accounts of survivors, including a teacher who risked her life to save her students and a couple who helped rescue people trapped by the monster storm, bring this dramatic tale to life. Large, color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the true stories of bravery and heroism. Written in narrative format, this book is sure to draw readers in and hold them tight.