Seven and a Half Tons of Steel

Seven and a Half Tons of Steel




The USS New York is big like other navy ships, and it sails like other navy ships, but there is something special about this navy ship.
Following the events of September 11, 2001, a beam from the World Trade Center Towers was given to the United States Navy. The beam was driven from New York to a foundry in Louisiana, where the seven and a half tons of steel, which had once been a beam in the World Trade Center, became a navy ship’s bow.
Powerful text from Janet Nolan is paired with stunning illustrations from New York Times best-selling illustrator Thomas Gonzalez (14 Cows for America) in this inspiring story that reveals how something remarkable can emerge from a devastating event.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561459124
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Janet Nolan is the author of several picture books. She has a BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and a master’s degree in urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She lives in Illinois.

Thomas Gonzalez was born in Havana, Cuba, and moved to the United States as a child. An artist and painter, he directed campaigns for clients such as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, NASCAR, the NFL, and McDonald’s, in addition to illustrating children’s books. He lives in Georgia.

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