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911: The Book of Help
by Michael Cart

A collection of essays, poems, short fiction, and drawings created in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, by authors and illustrators of books for young adults.

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Color of Absence
by James Howe

A collection of stories dealing with different kinds of loss experienced by young people.

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Dangerous Planet
by Bryn Barnard

Describes specific occurrences of natural disasters such as meteor impacts, landslides, typhoons, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes, and their impact on human history.

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Flash Fire
by Caroline Cooney

As fire sweeps through a canyon near Los Angeles, teenagers Danna and Hall Press and other children whose parents are not around must work together to save themselves.

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Hurricane watch : forecasting the deadliest storms on Earth
by Bob Sheets

The science of hurricanes and the history of their forcasting.

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Hurricanes : Earth's mightiest storms
by Patricia Lauber

Tells how hurricanes form, how scientists study them, and how they have affected the United States throughout this century.

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Isaac's Storm
by Erik Larson

Through the letters of Isaac Cline and contemporary eyewitness reports, the fate of Galveston in 1900 is revealed.

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Johnstown Flood: the Day the Dam Burst
by Mary Gow

An account of the great Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood of 1889, when a dam failed and over two thousand people died, making this one of the worst peacetime disasters in the history of the United States.

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Leaving Home: Stories
by Hazel Rochman

An international anthology that reflects the thoughts and feelings of young people as they make their own ways into the world.

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Silent Storm
by Sherry Garland

Thirteen-year-old Alyssa has not spoken since seeing her parents die in a hurricane, and now, three years later, another storm threatens the home she shares with her grandfather on Galveston Island.

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Storm Rescue
by Laurie Anderson

When a hurricane hits her town, Sunita must face her fears in order to help a stranded cat.

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Usual Rules
by Joyce Maynard

Through the eyes of 13-year-old Wendy, readers follow what happens when her mother is killed in September 2001 and her father takes her back with him to California, where she is launched into an utterly unfamiliar life.

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