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I Survived: The Joplin Tornado

I Survived: The Joplin Tornado
Lauren Tarshis
Scholastic Paperbacks, 2015
Audience: Children
Source: Library

From Goodreads:
A destructive force is about to hit the city of Joplin...

Eleven-year-old Dexter has always wanted to see a tornado. So when he gets the incredible opportunity to go storm chasing with the famous Dr. Norman Rays, he has to say yes!  Dr. Rays is the host of Tornado Mysteries, the show that Dex and his older brother, Jeremy, watched every night until Jeremy joined the U.S. Navy SEALs and left Joplin.

Dex certainly knows how deadly tornadoes can be, but this one isn't heading toward Joplin, and wouldn't it be great to have a brave and exciting story of his own to tell Jeremy when he comes home? But when the tornado shifts direction, Dexter's bravery is about to get seriously tested...


Another book about a boy separated from his parents during a historical disaster. This one was a bit different though, because it had scientific elements also. I’m sure that kids will love another action-packed I Survived book! And seriously - in the back of the books, Ms. Tarshis says she wrote about this event because survivors asked her to. If readers ask her to write about a girl, do you think she would???

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