100 Years Ago Today

6 Dec

One hundred years ago today, Halifax was rocked by a terrible explosion of a munitions ship that was bound for the war in Europe.  You can read this article from the CBC for more details.

Here is a list of some of my favourite Canadian books on the event.

Juvenile Fiction

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No Safe Harbour: The Halifax Explosion Diary of Charlotte Blackburn by Julie Lawson

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Penelope: Terror in the Harbour by Sharon E. MacKay
Juvenile/Teen Nonfiction
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Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally M. Walker
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Barometer Rising  by Hugh MacLennan
Adult Nonfiction
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The Halifax Explosion: Canada’s Worst Disaster by Ken Cuthbertson
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