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Hartfield, Claire

Summary: "Examines the events and forces leading up to 1919 race riots in Chicago."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 305.8 HAR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.8 HAR

Burnham, Clara Louise

Summary: From Books Back Cover: The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 brought unmatched excitement and wonder to Chicago, thus inspiring Clara Louise Burnham's novel, Sweet Clover: a romance of the White City, first published in 1894. A Chicago resident from age nine, Burnham penned her novels in an apartment overlooking Lake Michigan. Her romance books contain innocent tales imbued with the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bigwater Publishing 1992

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Michigan Room, Call number: FIC BUR

Alikhan, Salima

Summary: Emmi, a German immigrant, is living in Chicago when the Great Fire breaks out on October 8, 1871, and, separated from her father, she finds herself with her neighbors, Cara and Seamus, braving the smoke and flames trying to escape the danger of the burning city, and searching for all their parents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ALI

Summary: The 1960s was defined by a common effort to fight against injustice. Mike Gray, a Chicago filmmaker, used his camera to document the politics of the streets from the riots in the social upheaval, to the rising of two prolific groups fighting prejudice.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AME

Styx, Sherrie A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Styx Enterprises 1988

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Genealogy, Call number: GEN 929.1 Styx,

Brandt, Nat.

Contents: Warning signs -- "Absolutely fireproof" -- Play and players -- Opening night -- 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, December 30, 1903 -- In the Parquet and Boxes -- In the Dress Circle and Gallery -- The rescuers -- The news spreads rapidly -- Morgue scenes -- In mourning -- A state of shock -- Safety last -- Finger pointing -- Blind justice -- Curtains -- Ashes and Embers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Illinois University Press 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.3 BRA

Terkel, Studs

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 1986

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.311 TER

Tarshis, Lauren

Summary: Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago. But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city but in the middle of a terrible fire! No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear: Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode. An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC TAR

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC TAR

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC TAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION TAR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Tarshis 2015

Pascal, Janet B.

Summary: "Did the Great Chicago Fire really start after a cow kicked over a lantern in a barn? Find out the truth in this addition to the What Was? series. On Sunday, October 8, 1871, a fire started on the south side of Chicago. A long drought made the neighborhood go up in flames. And practically everything that could go wrong did. Firemen first went to the wrong location. Fierce winds helped the blaze...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 977 PAS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHA BASKET

Waskin, Mel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Academy Chicago Publishers 1985

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.3 WAS

Murphy, Jim

Summary: Accounts of actual survivors and historical writings are woven together to create a thrilling book about the 1871 Chicago Fire, that reads like an adventure story.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MUR

Klimo, Kate

Summary: "A firedog from the Maxwell Street fire station tells the story of the Great Chicago Fire"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC KLI

Murphy, Jim

Summary: By weaving personal accounts of actual survivors together with the carefully researched history of Chicago and the disaster, [the author] constructs a ... narrative that recreates the events.... And finally, he reveals how, even in a time of deepest despair, the human spirit triumphed, as the people of Chicago found the courage and strength to build their city once again. -Dust jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 1995

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 977.3 MUR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 977.311 MUR

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.

Summary: It is 1871 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and fourteen-year-old Pringle Rose, still grieving from the death of her parents, takes her brother Gideon, who has Down syndrome, escapes from her uncle and aunt, taking a train to Chicago--but disaster seems to follow her there.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y DA BAR

Godbersen, Anna

Summary: "It's 1871, and Emmeline Carter is poised to take Chicago's high society by storm. Between her father's sudden rise to wealth and her recent engagement to Chicago's most eligible bachelor, Emmeline has it all. But she can't stop thinking about the life she left behind, including her childhood sweetheart, Anders Magnuson. Fiona Byrne, Emmeline's childhood best friend, is delighted by her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC GOD

Jobb, Dean

Summary: "It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties ... Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people ... to invest as much as $30 million--upwards of $400 million today--in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama ... When Leo's scheme finally collapsed in 1923,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KORETZ, LEO ROB

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B KORETZ