Sunday, May 15, 2016

5:41, children's book top Amazon Joplin Tornado book rankings

With the five-year anniversary of the Joplin Tornado just one week away, interest in books about the natural disaster has increased. A look at the Amazon rankings for the books shows that the top book is still Lauren Tarshes' I Survived the Joplin Tornado.

Leading the non-fiction books is 5:41: Stories from the Joplin Tornado by Carthage Press Managing Editor John Hacker and me, while Scars from the Tornado comes in at number three.

The rankings are below:


1. 5:41: Stories from the Joplin Tornado, Randy Turner and John Hacker 113,782

2. Joplin, Kansas City Star 5:41 326,686

3. Scars from the Tornado: A Year at Joplin East Middle School Randy Turner 845,127

4. Using Social Media in Disaster Recovery, David Burton, Genevieve Williams, Rebecca Williams 1,020,137

5. Tornado Warning: The Extraordinary Women of Joplin, Tamera Hart Heiner 1,083,322

6. 32 Minutes in May, Joplin Globe 1,102,123

7. Lily: A True Story of Courage and the Joplin Tornado, Carolyn Mueller 1,161,818

8. When the Sirens Were Silent, Mike Smith, 1,873,404

9. Life After the Storm, Debbie Fleitman 1,905,815

10. Miracle of the Human Spirit, Mark Rohr 2,046,775

11. Singing Over Me, Danielle Stammer 2,306,680

12. Silver Lining in a Funnel Cloud, Randy Turner 2,366,346

13. Joplin Tornado Survival Stories, Emily O'Keefe 2,707,716

14. Spirit of Hope: The Year After the Joplin Tornado Randy Turner and John Hacker 2,824,425

15. Hindsight: Lessons Learned from the Joplin Tornado, Zac Rantz, Stephen Kleinsmith 3,071,608

16. 5/22: Stories of Survival, Stories of Faith Scott Hettinger 3,378,978

17. Joplin Tornado House of Hope, Tim A. Bartow 4,381,978

18. Joplin, Missouri Tornado of May 22, 2011, David O. Prevatt 4,854,081

19. Mayday in Joplin, Donald Clugston 6,921,411


1. I Survived the Joplin Tornado, Lauren Tarshis, 2,935

2. Tales of the Soul: Joplin, May 22 L. E. Stark 242,186

3. Simple Pleasures, Kenna White 1,060,658

4. When the Storm Passes, Julie Jett 2,390,441

5. Out of the Wind, D. E. Hoggatt 2,799,364

6. 20th and Rangeline, Thomas Meisinger 3,124,923


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