In this story, based on true events, a retired lieutenant in the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) shares for the first time his brave 9/11 experience with his grandchildren. Countless stories of ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things surround us, but revealing their stories takes know-how. Through this authentic story and others in the series, kids increase their awareness about 9/11 and everyday heroes. They also learn how to ask probing questions and become active listeners and curious learners seeking context.
"My Buddy's a Hero – And I Didn't Even Know It" is the first book in the Discovering Heroes™ series of books for kids. "Remembering Heroes" is the second book in the series. “9/11 Courage and Tributes” is the third .
About the Author
Kristie has received numerous awards and recognition throughout her distinguished career including an International Business Award for Brand Renovation from the Stevie Awards; Gold
Quill Excellence Awards from The International Association of Business Communicators;
multiple Gold Hermes Creative Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communications
Professionals; the Chairman's Prize for Innovation at The Associated Press; and the news industry's prestigious Peabody Award.
Kristie is a graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications.
She is a loving wife, sister, aunt and the oldest of four girls born to a now retired nurse and a former lieutenant in the Fire Department of New York's elite rescue units. Kristie was born and raised in Staten Island, New York and currently resides in New Jersey with her husband.