Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales Big Bad Ironclad

by Nathan Hale. New York, NY: Amulet Books, 2012

This is the story of the first submarines during the Civil War and the people who developed and manned them. It addresses social studies themes such as: historical events; culture and cultural diversity; continuity and change among and between cultures; national and community institutions; the powers and challenges of governance; citizenship and civic ideals and practices; and global connections.

It is a New York Times bestseller and New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing List (2012).

Grades 4+

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