Live Stream: Middle Grade Authors Lauren Tarshis and Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

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We're pleased to host this discussion with authors Lauren Tarshis and Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch!

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More than a century later, the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is still America's deadliest disaster. Lauren Tarshis's story of one child surviving the horrible event churns with page-turning action and bold hope.
The city of Galveston, Texas, was booming. Perched on an island off the southern coast of Texas, Galveston had been founded in the 1830s. By 1900, it was Texas's richest and most important city. Boats loaded up with American cotton and wheat steamed from Galveston to countries around the world. Arriving ships were crowded with immigrants. The streets, paved with crushed oyster shells, sparkled like they'd been sprinkled with diamonds.
True, this glittering city was prone to flooding. But just a few years before, a weather forecaster had said the idea of a hurricane striking Galveston was absurd. So when a storm started brewing on September 8, 1900, no one believed it would be any worse than previous storms. They gathered on the beach to cheer on the wild waves. But what started as entertainment soon turned into a nightmare as those wild waves crashed into the city. By morning, hundreds of homes were destroyed. Eight thousand people were dead. The city had all but disappeared,
In this thrilling installment of Lauren Tarshis' New York Times bestselling I Survived series (which has over 34 million copies in print!), one child finds safety only to head back into the treacherous waters to make sure his neighbors are safe.

Lauren Tarshis' New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters and times of turmoil. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the battle of D-Day, the American Revolution, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and other world events. She lives in Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at

TRAITORS AMONG US by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Inspired by true events, this is the latest gripping and powerful novel from the acclaimed author of Making Bombs for Hitler (which has over 700,000 copies in print!).
World War II may be over. But two sisters are far from safe. Sisters Krystia and Maria have been through the worst – or so they think. World War II ravaged their native Ukraine, but they both survived, and are now reunited in a displaced person camp.
Then another girl accuses the sisters of being Hitler Girls – people who collaborated with the Nazis. Nothing could be further from the truth; during the horrors of the war, both sisters resisted the Nazis and everything they stood for. But the Soviets, who are now in charge, don't listen to the sisters' protests. Krystia and Maria are taken away and interrogated for crimes they never committed.
Caught in a dangerous trap, the sisters must look to each other for strength and perseverance. Can they convince their captors that they're innocent – or escape to safety before it's too late?
A standalone companion to Don’t Tell the Nazis and Trapped in Hitler’s Web, Traitors Among Us is an important, nuanced and emotional story that illuminates a less explored aspect of World War II.

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is a Ukrainian Canadian author acclaimed for her nonfiction and historical fiction, including Making Bombs for HitlerThe War BelowStolen Child, and Don't Tell the Enemy. Marsha lives in Brantford, Ontario, and you can visit her online at

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I Survived the Galveston Hurricane, 1900 (I Survived #21) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338752533
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 7th, 2021

Only My Dog Knows I Pick My Nose Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338680256
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Published: Orchard Books - October 19th, 2021

Traitors Among Us Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338754292
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 7th, 2021

Traitors Among Us Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338754308
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 7th, 2021

I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 (I Survived Graphic Novel #4) (I Survived Graphic Novels #4) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Corey Egbert (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338680485
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Published: Graphix - August 3rd, 2021

Courageous Creatures (I Survived True Stories #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338317947
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 2nd, 2021

SKU: x672389