The worst maritime disaster in American history wasn’t the Titanic. It was the steamboat Sultana on the Mississippi River–and it could have been prevented.
<b>Sally M Walker</b><b> </b>is the author of <i>Champion</i>, a JLG selection, one of NCTE’s 2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Books, and a 2019 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book. She is also the author of ALA Notable <i>Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917; </i>the acclaimed picture book <i>Winnie;</i> and <i>Secrets of a Civil War Submarine</i>, which was awarded a Sibert Medal. She lives in Illinois.