29. June 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, History, NonFiction

Flood!: The 1993 Midwest Downpours by Barbara Knox, 32 pages, read by Angie, on 06/28/2012

This is a very brief view of what happened during the Midwest Floods of 1993. This informational picture book is aimed at younger readers so the text is very simplified. There is not a lot of detail so researchers will have to look elsewhere. However, the text is very concise and easy to understand. It gives the big picture of the floods and their aftermath. There is also a very nice glossary and timeline as well as additional resources in the back of the book.

As someone who lived through the floods of 1993 I really wanted more detail, but I am not the target audience for this book. I think this will appeal to kids and lead them to more information.

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