September 11, 2012
Every September 11, I think of the terrible tragedy, but I also think about how kind, thoughtful and appreciative most people were in the days immediately following the attack. For most people, petty differences were put aside. People helped each other and held their children a little closer.
Diane Grimsley-Goldberg has written a special guest post for 9/11:
While visiting my town's library on Saturday, the children's librarian turned me on to a great read aloud for September 11th. The book is called Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey. It is based on the true story of a fireboat stationed on the Hudson River, that although retired in 1995, was called into service again on September 11th to help out supplying water to help extinguish the many fires blazing as a result of the attacks on the Twin Towers.
For more info on this book by Maira Kalman, click here.
Thank you, Diane, and God bless America,