Torpedoed: The True Story Of The World War II Sinking Of "The Children's Ship"

ISBN-10: 1250865778
ISBN-13: 9781250865779
Author: Heiligman, Deborah
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Publication Date: April 2023

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 320

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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Lexile: 840L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 9.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Transportation / Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General

From award-winning author Deborah Heiligman comes Torpedoed , a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares , which was evacuating children from England during WWII. Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the escalating violence of World War II, British parents by the thousands chose to send their children out of the country: the wealthy, independently; the poor, through a government relocation program called CORB. In September 1940, passenger liner SS City of Benares set sail for Canada with one hundred children on board. When the war ships escorting the Benares departed, a German submarine torpedoed what became known as the Children's Ship. Out of tragedy, ordinary people became heroes. This is their story.
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