In this real-life account of heroism tied to September 11, 2001, the main characters realize their Grandpa is a hero who helped rescue the last man from the ruins of the World Trade Center tragedy. They didn't even know it until they started asking questions. My Buddy's a Hero – And I Didn't Even Know It is the first in the Discovering Heroes™ series of children's books, a sequence of true stories that encourage young readers to find deeper meaning while emphasizing the heroism of everyday people. People who instinctively respond by taking action and whose bravery and courageousness stand out, especially when it's needed most. Countless stories of ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things surround us, but uncovering their stories takes know-how. Through this true 9/11 story and others to come in the series, kids learn how to become more aware, ask probing questions, become active listeners and curious learners seeking context.
About the Author
Kristie Kiernan Bouryal is an author and an accomplished communications and marketingstrategist with more than 25 years of experience building brands, demand and revenue generationacross multiple industries. She has a proven track record of success in executive roles spanning globalcorporate communications, marketing and all forms of media.Kristie has received numerous awards and recognition throughout her distinguished careerincluding an International Business Award for Brand Renovation from the Stevie Awards; GoldQuill Excellence Awards from The International Association of Business Communicators;multiple Gold Hermes Creative Awards from the Association of Marketing and CommunicationsProfessionals; the Chairman's Prize for Innovation at The Associated Press; and the news industry'sprestigious 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 formerlieutenant in the Fire Department of New York's elite rescue units. Kristie was born and raised inStaten Island, New York and currently resides in New Jersey with her husband.