Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Children's books, 5:41 top Amazon Joplin Tornado rankings

Two children's books published within the past year and the first book published about the Joplin Tornado top the rankings of books about the event that changed Joplin forever.

Continuing to top the listings, as it has since it was published is I Survived the Joplin Tornado by Lauren Tarshis, a children's book.

The book Carthage Press Managing Editor John Hacker and I wrote, 5:41: Stories from the Joplni Tornado, was in second place, with a children's book, Joplin Tornado Survival Stories by Emily O'Keefe placing third.

1. I Survived the Joplin Tornado, Lauren Tarshis 3,811
2. 5:41: Stories from the Joplin Tornado, Randy Turner and John Hacker 33,361
3. Joplin Tornado Survival Stories, Emily O'Keefe 286,960
4. Life After the Storm, Debbie Fleitman 534,213
5. 32 Minutes in May, Joplin Globe 794,167
6. Joplin 5:41, Kansas City Star 930,805
7. Simple Pleasures, Kenna White 1,244,967
8. Lily: A True Story of Courage and the Joplin Tornado, Carolyn Mueller 1,399,529
9. Miracle of the Human Spirit, Mark Rohr 1,710,173
10. Tornado Warning: The Extraordinary Women of Joplin 1,885,742
11. When the Sirens Were Silent, Mike Smith 2,204,622
12. Singing Over Me, Danielle Stammer 2,267,190
13. Silver Lining in a Funnel Cloud, Randy Turner 2,270,695
14. Shatterproof, Katrina Hoover 2,683,497
15. Spirit of Hope: The Year After the Joplin Tornado, Randy Turner and John Hacker 2,755,270
16. When the Storm Passes, Julie Jett  2,829,721
17. Using Social Media in Disaster Recovery, David Burton, Genevieve Williams, and Rebecca Williams 2,831,693
18 Hindsight: Lessons Learned from the Joplin Tornado, Zac Rantz and Stephen Kleinsmith 3,032,575
19. 5:22: Stories of Survival, Stories of Faith, Scott Hettinger 3,204,870
20. Scars from the Tornado, Randy Turner 3,607,519
21. Out of the Wind, D. Ed Hoggatt, 3,888,002
22. Joplin Tornado House of Hope, Tim Bartow 4,766,332
23. Joplin Missouri Tornado of May 22, 2011, William Coulbourne 4,766,332
24. 20th and Rangeline, Joplin, Missouri, Thomas Meisinger 5,932,293
25. Mayday in Joplin, Donald Clugston 6,719,059.

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