Hazardous History Book Club – Week #3

Wednesday, July 22nd 2020

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a virtual book club! We’ll discuss an entry in Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales every other Wednesday. We will meet using Zoom. Please register in advance and we will email you the login information on the day of the program. All titles in this series are available for download on Hoopla. Recommended for children age 10 to 14. 

This week we’ll discuss Donner Dinner Party: The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It’s also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives in a largely unknown landscape. From the preparation for the journey to each disastrous leg of the trip, this book shows the specific bad decisions that led to the party’s predicament in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The graphic novel focuses on the struggles of the Reed family to tell the true story of the catastrophic journey.

Cover Photo of Donner Dinner Party