The Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 was a great kids/tween non-fiction book by Sally M. Walker, a new-to-me-author that I will be reading more of, for sure. The Halifax Explosion itself was new to me. I did spend twenty minutes in a rest stop in Nova Scotia back in the 2000s, but I don't recall there being a pamphlet about it there. It was 2:00am, so I might be wrong.
This was an excellent book and sure to be popular with those who like the I Survived series and books by the awesome Jim Murphy.
That is picture was taken on Prince Edward Island.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.