The Danvers explosion through children's eyes
The Boston Globe
Five months after an explosion at a chemical plant destroyed part of their town, the children of Riverside Elementary School in Danvers have turned their nightmares and recollections into art. Unlike the dry government reports documenting the disaster, their 26-page collection of drawings and poetry, titled “The Big Boom,” provides a startlingly raw view of the blast as seen through the eyes of children, and reveals the way it lingers with them.
Five months after an explosion at a chemical plant destroyed part of their town, the children of Riverside Elementary School in Danvers have turned their nightmares and recollections into art.

Unlike the dry government reports documenting the disaster, their 26-page collection of drawings and poetry, titled “The Big Boom,” provides a startlingly raw view of the blast as seen through the eyes of children, and reveals the way it lingers with them.