Saturday, September 17, 2011

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




America is Under Attack: September 11, 2001, the Day the Towers Fell
by Don Brown
Roaring Brook/Macmillan, 2011. Unpaged. Non-fiction.

Don Brown does children his usual great service of respecting their strength and intelligence in this new book about the 9/11 attacks. He acquaints his readers by name and in pictures with people who will die, not shying away even from the fact that some would jump from terrible heights to their deaths. And yet the overwhelming feel of the book is of courage and compassion, the story of firemen, policemen, a window washer, coworkers, airline passengers who risked or gave their own lives to save others they may not even have known. As usual, Brown's illustrations are works of understated genius, a brushstroke here, a sketch line there, almost inexplicably conveying fatigue, fear, shock, sacrifice. America is Under Attack . . . is a beautiful, needful book that captures and defines an American day that would change the nation forever.

1 comment:

BLT said...

A great find! Very chilling yet hopeful.