Lauren Tarshis

Would you have survived some of history’s greatest disasters? Find out at an event with Lauren Tarshis, the author of the bestselling I SURVIVED series! Lauren will talk about her newest book, I SURVIVED THE GREAT MOLASSES FLOOD, answer audience questions, and sign copies of her books.

Overflow tickets will be available beginning Friday, September 13th at 9am.

One hundred years ago, a killer wave of molasses struck a crowded Boston neighborhood. Discover the story of this strange disaster in the next book in the New York Times bestselling I Survived series.

A deadly - and strange - disaster.
It's been four years since Carmen and Papa moved from Italy to Boston. Life here is exciting, but not always easy. And then there's the massive metal tank that rises up over their crowded North End neighborhood. The ugly tank, filled with sticky brown molasses, has always leaked. But nobody imagined that it could one day explode apart, sending a tsunami of molasses into the streets.
Caught in the flood, Carmen must fight for her life - the life that she and Papa built together in America. But where will she find the strength?

Lauren Tarshis's New York Times bestselling I Survived series tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhaustive research to topics such as the September 11 attacks, the destruction of Pompeii, Hurricane Katrina, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, among others. She lives in Connecticut with her family, and can be found online at

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
An Unlikely Story (Second Story)
I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919 (I Survived #19) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338317411
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 3rd, 2019

Signed Copies

Due to the nature of virtual events, signed copies may not always be available. Information about signed copies will be included in the event description.

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