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

by Salima Alikhan (Author) Alessia Trunfio (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Girls Survive
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.

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Kirkus Reviews

Fast-paced intrigue, especially for reluctant readers; there may be a plethora of survival stories, but this one doesn’t disappoint. 
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781496578518
Lexile Measure
640L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Stone Arch Books
Publication date
January 20, 2019
Series
Girls Survive
BISAC categories
JUV039250 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emigration & Immigration
JUV016140 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States - 19th Century
JUV001010 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
JUV029030 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | Disasters
Library of Congress categories
History
Fathers and daughters
Survival
Historical fiction
Chicago (Ill.)
Illinois
Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871
To 1875
Fires
Chicago
Germans
German Americans

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