Dan and his friends live the ideal small-town life in Grand Island, Nebraska. They swim, ride bikes, hang out together.
When a severe thunderstorm alert is issued for that evening, Dan doesn’t think much of it. It’s a common occurrence in Nebraska.
But what happens next is not.
Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman is a short, but intense, semi-fictional book about a true event. Seven tornados hit in and around Grand Island, killing 5 and injuring over 200. Though scary at times, Ruckman shows the resilience of people, both young and old, and how working together, they can survive a night of disaster and also help rebuild a devastated community.
Recommended for ages 8 – 13.