Ground Zero

Ground Zero

by Nancy Louis
     
 

The tragedy on September 11, 2001, has become a difficult but necessary topic of discussion in schools all across North America. The attack on America is among the most memorable and tragic in modern history.

This is one title in a 12-book series that covers the full range of topics and issues needed for meaningful discussion, clear understanding, and hope for the

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The tragedy on September 11, 2001, has become a difficult but necessary topic of discussion in schools all across North America. The attack on America is among the most memorable and tragic in modern history.

This is one title in a 12-book series that covers the full range of topics and issues needed for meaningful discussion, clear understanding, and hope for the future. It provides accurage, age-appropriate information, puts events in proper perspective, and offers reassurance that democracies are doing what is necessary to make the world safe.

Ground Zero discusses search, recovery, and clean-up.

The complete title listing is:
September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed America
Ground Zero
Heroes of the Day
Behind the Terror
United We Stand
America's Leaders
George W. Bush
Osama bin Laden
Operation Noble Eagle
Operation Enduring Freedom
Weapons of War
Armed Forces

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This volume in the "War on Terrorism" series describes the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack upon New York's World Trade Center. Chapters cover the attack, the immediate aftermath, the meaning of "ground zero," the collapse of the twin towers, the resulting destruction, search and recovery missions, the cleanup, and reconstruction and rebuilding. Also included are facts about the World Trade Center, a September 11th timeline, Web resources, a glossary, and an index. The text is factual and unemotional, focusing largely on the building itself rather than individuals (though the response of politicians such as Mayor Giuliani and President Bush are briefly mentioned.) Although the typeset is too pale, the layout is attractive. The volume is illustrated with full-color, captioned photographs that focus on the wreckage and the efforts of rescue and cleanup workers. The book contains one image of flag-draped bodies being removed from the wreckage, but no photographs that might be considered gruesome or disturbing. 2002, Abdo Publishing, Turner
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Sturdily bound in red, white, and blue, these titles open a 12-volume series with quick scans of the events of 9 11 and their immediate aftermath, along with inspiring anecdotes from survivors, and tributes to rescue workers. Wheeler's introductory account takes the broadest view, beginning with a riveting sequence of full-page photos depicting the World Trade Center burning and in ruins, fleeing pedestrians, and a wall of "missing person" notices, then going on to describe the fate of all four hijacked flights, rescue clean-up operations, and the genesis of Operation Enduring Freedom. Ground Zero pauses for a slightly closer look at the WTC's destruction, and Heroes of the Day focuses on people, from passengers aboard the flights to uniformed rescue workers, as well as the trained dogs that are working with the latter. The level of detail is not deep, but the authors usually distinguish between facts and speculation, and their narratives are enhanced by plenty of big, clear, color photos. Despite signs of a rush to publication, including recurring pictures and misused words, these titles will help younger readers toward a basic understanding of what happened on that day, if not its causes. Smaller or financially strapped libraries will find Wheeler's overview alone a satisfactory alternative to the entire, pricey series.-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577656579
Publisher:
ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
War On Terrorism Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
7.96(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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