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In July 1995, a scorching heat wave blasted Chicago with temperatures as high as 106° F (41° C) for five days straight. Such extreme weather can cause heat stroke and even death in vulnerable individuals; in fact, heat waves kill more people in the United States each year than any other kind of natural disaster. How would residents of Chicago survive the relentless heat? Eyewitness accounts and incredible photos bring to life the experiences of ordinary people who faced catastrophic danger---and lived to tell their stories. Kids will discover the causes and characteristics of heat waves and find out how hot weather can quickly turn deadly. Safety tips show young readers how to stay cool during a heat wave.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2010
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Disaster Survivors
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781936087518, 9781936088553, 9781936090006
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 551.5'253
ATOS Reading Level 5.2
Guided Reading Level O
Lexile Reading Level 910
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 5.3
AR Quiz Number 135436
Author Laura DeLallo
Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs