Emmi in the City: A Great Chicago Fire Survival Story (Paperback)

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Emmi in the City: A Great Chicago Fire Survival Story By Salima Alikhan, Alessia Trunfio (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Salima Alikhan, Alessia Trunfio (Illustrator)


Although Emmi has lived in Chicago for two years, she finds it hard to love her adopted city. As a German immigrant in the early 1870s, she's often teased by her America-born peers. But when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, Emmi and her enemies find themselves braving the smoke and flames together. Can Emmi and the others survive the danger to escape the burning city? Readers can learn the real story of the Great Chicago Fire from the nonfiction back matter in this Girls Survive story. A glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts are also provided.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781496580115
ISBN-10: 1496580117
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Publication Date: February 1st, 2019
Pages: 112
Language: English