Friday, November 11, 2016

STEAM Rollers to Read About the Hindenburg

This month, STEAM Rollers Book Club will read I Survived: The Hindenburg Disaster, 1937  from the popular I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis.

For eleven year-old Hugo Ballard, flying on the Hindenburg is a dream come true. Hugo, his parents, and his four-year-old sister Gertie, are making the thrilling four thousand mile journey across the Atlantic in a zeppelin as big as the Titanic.

But as the zeppelin gets ready to land, a blast rocks the Hindenburg and fire consumes the ship. The entire disaster lasts a mere thirty-two seconds, but in those few seconds, Hugo finds himself separated from his family and in a desperate race to escape the flames. The Hindenburg is doomed. And so, it seems, is Hugo. Will he survive this historic disaster?

See footage of this real life disaster, learn about airships, and participate in hot air experiments.

The STEAM Rollers book club for children in grades 3-6 will meet at the Cumming Library on Thursday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m.

Holly Raus
Youth Specialist
Cumming Library