Saved by the Boats: The Heroic Sea Evacuation of September 11

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This is a true story from when the Twin Towers in New York City were attacked. There were many, many people who were on the ground near the Towers, and they needed to get away from all the dust because it wasn’t safe. All the boats that were in the city and the harbor were called in to evacuate the people. No one had expected that the Towers would be hit, but while most people were trying to flee, the boat captains were heading toward the destruction because they knew they were needed to get people across the river.

The book is illustrated in shades of gray, except for the blue sky. This gives you an impression of what it was like on the ground while the Towers fell. Everything was covered in ash, and everything looked gray, and people were terrified and heartbroken, and the pictures show some of how distressed everyone was. But the captains and the crews of the boats worked for hours and hours to help as many people as they could. While the events are very tragic and sad, this is a great story of hope, of ordinary people who became heroes through helping others.

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Author Julie Gassman • Steve Moors, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Capstone Press
Publish Date 2016-08-01
ISBN 9781515702702
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Issue December 2016
Category Children's


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