The Titanic — April 14, 1912 Gavin Reilly is working in the Titanic's galley to earn his passage from Ireland to America. He can't wait to join his brother in New York. He has big dreams and bigger ambitions. Karolina Green is returning home to the States with her Aunt Rose after the death of her parents in England. She wants, more than anything, to mend her shattered life in New York. On a calm, clear April night their hopes and dreams turn into a nightmare — like those of hundreds of other passengers on the Titanic. Rich and poor, famous and unknown, the people aboard the Titanic find themselves at the mercy of a cold sea that even the greatest ship ever built can't conquer. Few will live to remember the disaster the world still can't forget — will Gavin and Karolina be among the survivors? Faced with natural disaster, ordinary people find untapped depths of courage and compassion. Each book in this new series from the authors of the "American Diaries" series combine meticulously researched history and a fast-paced story of survival against incredible odds, sure to appeal to both girls and boys.