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A crucial historical children's book
on September 11, 2005
My daughter was only 3 months old on 9/11 and with the 4th anniversary of the tragedy upon us, I am at a loss as how to explain to her what happened. I was recently in NYC and visited Ground Zero and St. Paul's Chapel. The author of this book was seated at a table in the Chapel but I was a bit overwhelmed by the memorials and the enormity of what had happened there to pay her much attention. On our way out I noticed the book again and thought it might be the way to make my daughter aware of the awful historical event without terrifying her or making her feel that she is not safe.
As this book explains, the Chapel was built in 1766 and has ties to George Washington and Alexander Hamilton but will now be know forever as the refuge for the rescuer workers faced with the grim task of picking up the pieces so that we could all go on. The author, A.B. Curtiss, tells what happened as gentle as possible without leaving out important details. Another example of the text:
"Two planes hi-jacked by a terrorist crew
Struck the Twin Towers: no warning, no clue!
Who thought it could happen, or knew what to do?
Fireman came and New York's Men in Blue."
I asked about the proceeds of the book and the cashier indicated that all proceeds go to the Chapel, although I don't know if that holds true for the book sold here on Amazon. Nonetheless, it is a crucial historical children's book.