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Hammered by a Heat Wave!

From the Series Disaster Survivors

In July 1995, a scorching heat wave blasted Chicago with temperatures as high as 106° F (41° C) for five days straight. Such extreme weather can cause heat stroke and even death in vulnerable individuals; in fact, heat waves kill more people in the United States each year than any other kind of natural disaster. How would residents of Chicago survive the relentless heat? Eyewitness accounts and incredible photos bring to life the experiences of ordinary people who faced catastrophic danger—-and lived to tell their stories. Kids will discover the causes and characteristics of heat waves and find out how hot weather can quickly turn deadly. Safety tips show young readers how to stay cool during a heat wave.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-936088-55-3
$42.79 $29.95
978-1-936090-00-6
$33.50 $24.95
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
Category Beginning Readers
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2010
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Language English
Publication Date 2010-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.3
Reading Counts! Quiz Q49301
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
BISACS JNF051160
Dewey 551.5'253
Lexile 910
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 5.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 135436
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words and Index

Author: Adam Reingold