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Sneak Peek at Storyworks: A Riveting Disaster Story and Inspiring Paired Texts
It may only be July, but your September issue of Storyworks is already at the presses—and we can’t resist sharing a sneak peek with you! Here are a couple of the features we’re most excited about:
We’ve featured quite a few disaster stories in Storyworks over the years. But until now, we’d never had an article about the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history: the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900. In a time before sophisticated weather prediction, this Category 4 storm hit Galveston, Texas, with almost no warning, nearly wiping the coastal city off the map. Your students will be on the edge of their seats as they read about a 14-year-old boy who risked his life to save dozens of people from the raging floodwaters. And don’t miss our behind-the-scenes video, in which author Lauren Tarshis gives readers a glimpse at the research and writing journey behind the article.
This issue’s paired-text feature will introduce your readers to Osawa Owiti, a young Tanzanian boy who faced prejudice and cruelty because of his cleft lip—until a simple surgery changed his life forever. We’ve paired it with a Q&A with a 10-year-old girl who has raised thousands of dollars for Smile Train, the organization that helped Osawa. This powerful pairing will move your students and galvanize them to take action!
July 10, 2018