America Is Under Attack

America Is Under Attack

The Day the Towers Fell : September 11, 2001

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

Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781596436947
Branch Call Number: J 973. 931 BRO
Characteristics: [64] p. : ill. (chiefly col.)


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September 11, 2001. Four planes were hijacked. Two were crashed into the World Trade Center. This is the story of that day. Illus. with line drawings.

vernessa7 Jul 03, 2013

Talks about a tragic event. by Michael

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vernessa7 Jul 03, 2013

By Michael: 19 terrorists take control of 4 planes and tried to guide them to destroy important buildings. The first 2 crashed into the world trade center , killing thousands of people , the 3rd plane crashes into the pentagon killing military officers. The last plane accidentally landed in a field in Pennsylvania killing everyone on board the plane.


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