History Smashers: The Titanic

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  • Illustrated by Dylan Meconis
  • Age Range: 8 – 12
  • Grade level: 3 – 7
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (February 2, 2021)
  • ISBN-10: 0593120442
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593120446

On April 15, 1912 an “unsinkable” ship called the Titanic unexpectedly hit an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic. Right?

Wrong! Nobody was really talking about the Titanic being unsinkable until after it sank.

The truth is, four different ships wired the Titanic to report icebergs and field ice in the area. But the Titanic never slowed down. In fact, when the Californian warned that it was trapped in ice, the Titanic’s wireless operator was so busy sending outgoing messages that he replied, “Shut up!” No joke.

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