Taylor Harris


Excellent, Emma Carlson Berne, Primary, Titanic, American Girl, Historical, Informational

Document Type

Book Review


The newest, most improved ship of its kind, the luxurious Titanic was said to be unsinkable. But on April 14, 1912, tragedy struck as the ship hit an iceberg and began to sink. Samantha, safe at home, is worried sick about her siblings, Nellie and William, and her Aunt Cornelia, who are all on the Titanic. Learn about real passengers and stories from the Titanic while following along with Samantha’s story to see how that night changed many lives and perspectives. Only 866 of the over 2,000 passengers survived, with fictional Nellie, William, and Cornelia among them, making a happy ending for Samantha, but not for many actual people and families on board.