Informational (nonfiction), 894 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 1000L
Tsunamis is an informative book that tells about the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Additionally, it provides a history of tsunamis, explains their causes, outlines vulnerable areas, and tells about the warning systems in place. A checklist tells how to survive a tsunami. Photos, maps, diagrams, and illustrations support the text.
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