May 6, 2:00 pm in the Atrium
Surviving the Hindenburg
Come join us on the 75th anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster to hear the story of one of the survivors of that fateful evening.
On May 6, 1937, the giant German airship the Hindenburg was destroyed by fire as it attempted to land at Lakehurst Naval Base in New Jersey. Of the 93 people on board,
62 survived, including Werner Franz, the ship’s 14-year-old cabin boy.
Larry Verstraete recounts young Werner’s story. Captured in detailed, dramatic artwork, the story of the doomed airship comes alive for readers and history buffs of all ages.
Larry Verstraete’s book, S is for Scientists: A Discovery Alphabet, was named a 2011 Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students by the National Science Teachers Association. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.