Friday, March 21, 2014

Book Review: America is Under Attack by: Don Brown, Roaring Book Press 2011

I think most people can remember 9/11/2001.  This book still brings back tender memories.  I was miles away from any attack, but still spent the day glued to the television watching the news of the attack, and to see the towers actually fall was one of those things that left you sick inside. 
This author is able to present the information to a juvenile audience in a manner that is dignified, but not overbearing.  He says America was under attack by Al Qaeda lead by Osama Bin Laden.  He also lets us know that Osama Bin Laden was killed by American forces ten years later.
One thing I like about this book was how it took you inside of the offices where people were at the focal point of the attack, and helped me feel the chaos people were going through.  However out of that chaos, were people patiently walking down the stairs, and others who went about looking for co workers and helping them get on their way down the stairs.  Also the firemen and police men cannot be over praised nor over honored.
The author tells stories of heroes, some who survived this day, and some who did not.  I enjoyed reading the author’s summary remarks in which he dedicated the book to those from his town who had passed away.  It was very touching.

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