Rediscover the story of the largest and most luxurious ship ever built!
There were close to 2,200 people aboard the Titanic for its maiden voyage, including about 900 crew members. Among the ship's first-class passengers were some of the richest people in the world -- from business tycoons to movie stars. In second- and third-class compartments were people from across Europe who were sailing to a new life in America. Also aboard that April were Joseph Laroche, the only Black passenger on the Titanic, Masabumi Hosono, the only Japanese passenger, and a group of six Chinese men travelling in third class. Take a fateful trip with all these travelers in the pages of Aboard the Titanic.
ABOUT THIS SERIES:
On the night of April 14-15, 1912, the largest and most luxurious ship ever built hit an iceberg and sunk on her maiden voyage. More than 100 years later, the Titanic continues to fascinate. How did this supposedly "unsinkable" ship meet its icy fate? Who were the people who sailed on the ship, and what was that experience like before, during, and after the disaster? What did explorers discover in 1985 when they found the sunken ship at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean? Featuring historical imagery, first-hand accounts, and lively text, the four titles in this series will answer all these questions… and more.
About the Author
John H. Son is the author of Finding My Hat, a NYPL Best Book for the Teen Age about his adventures growing up in Texas as a boy of Korean descent. He is also the author of If You Were a Kid on the Mayflower, as well as the True Books Relaxation and Yoga, Asia, and Elections: Why They Matter to You. He lives with his wife and son in Brooklyn, New York.