HOPE AND SURVIVAL
A Story of the Halifax Explosion
Author: Laurie Swim
This is the story of 11-year old Jess. She lives with her family in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in a house overlooking Halifax Harbour. The First World War is raging in Europe, and the harbour has become a shelter for supply ships. It is there that they form convoys for the long and dangerous voyage across the Atlantic.
One morning in December 1917, everything changes and Jess’s world is turned upside down.