Lily and the Great Quake: A San Francisco Earthquake Survival Story (Girls Survive)

by Veeda Bybee (Author) Alessia Trunfio (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Girls Survive
Lily is a twelve-year-old Chinese American girl living in San Francisco's Chinatown when an earthquake destroys her home and sets her neighborhood on fire. Separated from her parents, Lily must help her younger brother and neighbor escape San Francisco. As the city burns, Lily struggles to keep her group close as they face peril and racism. Will Lily be reunited with her parents and make it across the bay to the safety of Oakland? Readers can learn the real story of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake from the nonfiction backmatter in this Girls Survive story. A glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts are also provided.

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Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781496587169
Lexile Measure
530L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Stone Arch Books
Publication date
January 20, 2020
Series
Girls Survive
BISAC categories
JUV039140 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
JUV011020 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - Asian American
JUV016150 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States - 20th Century
JUV001010 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV029030 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | Disasters
Library of Congress categories
History
Brothers and sisters
20th century
Race relations
California
Survival
Historical fiction
San Francisco (Calif.)
Prejudices
Fires
Earthquakes
Chinese Americans
San Francisco
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 19
Chinese American families
Ethnic conflict

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