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America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell

America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell

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America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell

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4/5 (5 valutazioni)
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67 pagine
1 ora
Pubblicato:
Aug 16, 2011
ISBN:
9781466807952
Formato:
Libro

Descrizione

One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011One of Horn Book's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011

On the ten year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy, a straightforward and sensitive book for a generation of readers too young to remember that terrible day.

The events of September 11, 2001 changed the world forever. In the fourth installment of the Actual Times series, Don Brown narrates the events of the day in a way that is both accessible and understandable for young readers. Straightforward and honest, this account moves chronologically through the morning, from the terrorist plane hijackings to the crashes at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania; from the rescue operations at the WTC site in New York City to the collapse of the buildings. Vivid watercolor illustrations capture the emotion and pathos of the tragedy making this an important book about an unforgettable day in American history.

Pubblicato:
Aug 16, 2011
ISBN:
9781466807952
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

Don Brown is the YALSA excellence in nonfiction and Sibert Honor award-winning author and illustrator of many nonfiction graphic novels for teens and picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him "a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies." He lives in New York with his family. www.booksbybrown.com Instagram: @donsart


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  • (4/5)
    This book follows the event of September 11, 2001 chronologically. Though its main focus is describing the events as they unfolded, it also includes brief stories of heroism and humanity that occurred throughout this tragic day. The illustrations capture the shock and horror of the day tastefully and have a strong impact. As I was 15 years old when this event occurred and can remember it well, I found the book a bit difficult to get through, particularly because of the powerful illustrations. As most younger students today may not have first hand memory of these events, this book can be used to help them understand this day.
  • (3/5)
    This book provides great details about what took place on the ground on September 11, 2001. Overall, this book is a good read for advanced elementary students. The author focuses primarily on how emergency teams and Americans responded to the terrorist attack.With that, this book does have its weaknesses. Except for a one-page account of what took place in the air, the author stays away from the political and ideological details of this dismal day. The illustrations are somewhat dull and do tend to affect the mood of this book. While informative, this book leans more towards patriotism than towards a comprehensive account of September 11th.
  • (4/5)
    This was among the more difficult books I've ever read, primarily because it brought back up every feeling that I will always connect with this event. I can't think back on that day without reliving my own experience as a baffled teenager watching the world go crazy without any good explanation. None of it made any sense to me then, and now ten years and a thousand explanations later it seems every bit as senseless as it was on that day. This was a thorough book, telling the story as well as anyone could, but the subject will always remain as unresolved as anything can be.
  • (5/5)
    An excellent chronicle of the tragic day for readers too young to remember or not yet born. I especially like the focus on individual victims and survivors. Vivid, emotional and powerful.
  • (4/5)
    Assigned title for Children's Lit Non-fiction-Abstract illustrations balance the seriousness of the events, but also demonstrate the overwhelming number of people affected. Almost a literal representation of "a blurred crowd."-Brown breaks up text with images and seamlessly merges facts with personal accounts.-Overall, a solid text for young readers curious about September 11, 2001. This is enough of an introduction to crucial events in history without becoming overly political.