Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
Scheduled to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic, a topic that continues to haunt and thrill readers to this day, this book by critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices and stories of real Titanic survivors and witnesses to the disaster — from the stewardess Violet Jessop to Captain Arthur Rostron of the Carpathia, who came to the rescue of the sinking ship.
Packed with heart-stopping action, devastating drama, fascinating historical details, loads of archival photographs on almost every page, and quotes from primary sources, this gripping story is sure to thrill and move readers.
Teachers, playing this while reading the novel aloud results in a very mesmerizing multimedia experience!
Interested in learning more?
The history of the Titanic is as fascinating as it is haunting, and author Deborah Hopkinson offers a wealth of further reading suggestions, including audio files of passengers, testimonies, and other online resources on her website.
Part of her suggested list appears below:
Read Survivors’ Testimonies: You can find the official British and American inquiry hearings on the Titanic Inquiry Project website at http://www.titanicinquiry.org/
Discuss the Titanic Online: The best place to find out more about the Titanic is theEncyclopedia Titanica website at http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/
Listen to Real Titanic Voices:
You can hear BBC radio interviews with a passenger and crew members:
Fourth officer Joseph Boxhall
Second officer Charles Herbert Lightoller
Survivor Eva Hart
100 Years Later: Ways to Teach About the Titanic With The Times
Teaching with Children's and Young Adult Literature in the 21st Century
Common Core: Titanic
How much have you learned about the sinking of the Titanic?
Click below to listen to an audio sampling from the novel
Teachers: Audiobook available on shared drive
Ready to show what you know and remember?
Third period classes, click below to take a quiz on the novel: