One of School Library Journal’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011
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“Explaining the events of September 11, even 10 years afterward, is a task fraught with emotion. Brown’s sturdy yet empathetic tone seems just right.” —Publishers Weekly Online
* “Illustrated on every spread with line-and-wash pictures that are forthright but never sensational, the book is superbly focused and completely honest.” —The Horn Book Magazine, starred review
* “Brown’s compelling narrative chronologically recounts the morning’s events in a tone both straightforward and compassionate, without resorting to sensationalism.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“Brown’s take . . . is a model of straightforward, earnest nonfiction writing that brings things to many an uncomfortable point—that cannot be avoided—without going too far.” —Booklist
“Ten years’ distance from the events allows Brown to include in his carefully crafted narrative some details missing in even the best of the children’s titles released closer to September 11, 2001.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Don Brown is the author and illustrator of many highly praised picture-book biographies and histories for children, most recently, He Has Shot the President. He lives on Long Island, New York.
American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, Kansas William Allen White Award, Louisiana YR Choice Book Award