An American Library Association Best Book for Young AdultsAn American Library Association Great Graphic Novel for Teens WinnerA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Adult Book for High School StudentsA Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the YearA New York Public Library Books for the TeenageA Cooperative Children's Book Center ChoiceA Garden State Teen Book Award Nominee
On December 5, 2005, the 9/11 Commission issued its final report card on the government's fulfillment of the recommendations issued in July 2004: one A, twelve Bs, nine Cs, twelve Ds, three Fs, and four incompletes. To Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, with more than sixty years of experience in the comic-book industry between them, far too few Americans have read, grasped, and demanded action on the Commission's investigation into the events of that tragic day and the lessons America must learn.
Jacobson and Colón have produced the most accessible version of the 9/11 Report. Jacobson's text frequently follows word for word the original report, faithfully captures its investigative thoroughness, and covers its entire scope, even including the Commission's final report card. Colón's stunning artwork powerfully conveys the facts, insights, and urgency of the original. Published on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, an event that has left no aspect of American foreign or domestic policy untouched, The 9/11 Report puts at every American's fingertips the most defining event of the century.
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Sid Jacobson was the managing editor and editor in chief for Harvey Comics, where he created Richie Rich, and executive editor at Marvel Comics.
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The artist, Ernie Colón, has worked at Harvey, Marvel, and DC Comics. At DC, he oversaw the production of Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Blackhawk, and the Flash; at Marvel, Spider-Man.