My Buddy's a Hero - And I Didn't Even Know It

My Buddy's a Hero - And I Didn't Even Know It

by Kristie Kiernan Bouryal


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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. Grandpa is a hero who helped rescue the last man out alive from the ruins of the World Trade Center, but his grandchildren didn’t even know it until they started asking questions. 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 of all ages, especially 7-11. Remembering Heroes is the second book in the series. 9/11 Courage and Tributes is the third.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578421599
Publisher: Context Productions
Publication date: 09/03/2018
Series: Discovering Heroes� Series , #1
Pages: 38
Sales rank: 771,299
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

About the Author

Kristie Kiernan Bouryal is an author and an accomplished communications and marketing strategist with more than 25 years of experience building brands, demand and revenue generation across multiple industries. She has a proven track record of success in executive roles spanning global corporate communications, marketing and all forms of media.

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 Special Operations Rescue Companies. Kristie was born and raised in Staten Island, New York and currently resides in New Jersey with her husband.

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