Children’s Books | Nonfiction books for middle graders and teens
by Kristin Chapman
Posted 2/25/21, 01:06 pm
Torpedoed by Deborah Heiligman: This riveting but tragic World War II story chronicles the 1940 sinking of the SS City of Benares as it sailed for Canada with evacuee children aboard, all fleeing the German air raids on England. The government evacuation program had successfully relocated hundreds of English children to safety before a German U-boat torpedoed the Benares in stormy, frigid waters. Only 13 of the 90 children would make it home alive.