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Massacre at Virginia Tech

Disaster & Survival

Series: Deadly Disasters

By Richard Worth

“A gunman is loose on the campus.” That is what an e-mail sent to thousands of Virginia Tech students read. However, none of them could have imagined the horror that was unfolding as they locked themselves in their classrooms and dorm rooms. Seung-Hui Cho, a troubled senior, heavily armed himself and shot thirty-two students and professors before killing himself. In MASSACRE AT VIRGINIA TECH, Richard Worth tries to make sense of this tragedy, honors the fallen victims, and highlights the debates over gun control and mental health that were sparked by the worst shooting rampage in American history.

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Reviews

". . . [author] provides an evenhanded overview of the gun-control controversy . . . this book can be used for reports as well as for those who simply want to know more."

Booklist, September 1, 2008

". . . very well written . . ."

Highlands Regional Library Cooperative, May 19, 2008

". . . a straightforward account . . ."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2008

". . . a great book for any middle school library."

Denton Independent School District, April 28, 2008

"For students . . . who need information on school violence, this is a great place to start researching . . . provide essential information needed for reports."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, May 2008

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