The Red Bandanna Young Readers Adaptation

The Red Bandanna  Young Readers Adaptation
Author: Tom Rinaldi
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 0425287637
ISBN 13: 9780425287637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Bandanna Young Readers Adaptation Book Review:

Winner of the Christopher Award An ILA-CBC Children’s Choices Book A NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Book Welles Crowther did not see himself as hero. He was just an ordinary kid who played sports, volunteered at his local fire department, and eventually headed off to college and then Wall Street to start a career. Throughout it all, he always kept a red bandanna in his pocket, a gift from his father. On September 11, 2001, Welles was working on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center when the Twin Towers were attacked. That day, Welles made a fearless choice, and in doing so, saved many lives. The survivors didn’t know his name, but one of them remembered a single detail clearly: the man was wearing a red bandanna. Welles Crowther was a hero. Award-winning ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi brings Welles's inspirational story of selflessness and compassion to life in this accessible young readers’ adaptation of his New York Times bestselling book. This powerful story of making a difference through our actions is perfect for helping the post-9/11 generation understand the meaning of this historic day through the eyes of one young man. “Rinaldi’s young reader edition of his award-winning adult story puts a face on that day (9/11), a hero’s face, and brings to young people someone who stood brave in the toughest of times and who, in the end, was lost doing his best to help others survive.”—VOYA

The Man in the Red Bandanna

The Man in the Red Bandanna
Author: Honor Crowther Fagan
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2013-02-15
ISBN 10: 9781481961929
ISBN 13: 1481961926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man in the Red Bandanna Book Review:

When Welles Crowther was a young boy, his father gave him a red bandanna, which he always carried with him. On September 11, 2001, Welles Remy Crowther saved numerous people from the upper floors of the World Trade Center South Tower. "The Man in the Red Bandanna" recounts and celebrates his heroism on that day. Welles' story carries an inspirational message that will resonate with adults as well as young children.

The Red Bandanna

The Red Bandanna
Author: Max Brand
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2021-11-09
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: EAN:4066338058447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Bandanna Book Review:

"The Red Bandanna" by Max Brand. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
Author: Mordicai Gerstein
Publsiher: Square Fish
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2007-04-17
ISBN 10: 1429939958
ISBN 13: 9781429939959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Book Review:

In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour walking, dancing, and performing high-wire tricks a quarter mile in the sky. This picture book captures the poetry and magic of the event with a poetry of its own: lyrical words and lovely paintings that present the detail, daring, and--in two dramatic foldout spreads-- the vertiginous drama of Petit's feat. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is the winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal, the winner of the 2004 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books, and the winner of the 2006 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video.


Author: Maira Kalman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2002-08-05
ISBN 10: 0698408233
ISBN 13: 9780698408234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FIREBOAT Book Review:

* “A hundred years from now, when people want to know what we told our children about 9/11, Kalman's book should be among the first answers.”—Booklist, starred review * “Intelligently conveys those unfathomable events in a way that a picture book audience can comprehend. . . . With this inspiring book, Kalman sensitively handles a difficult subject in an age-appropriate manner.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review * “Fireboat does many things. It sets forth an adventure, helps commemorate an anniversary, offers an interesting bit of history, celebrates the underdog, and honors the fire-fighting profession. Children and adults will respond to it in as many ways.”—School Library Journal, starred review * “Exciting, uplifting, and child-sensitive. . . . Revisits the tragedy without the terror and conveys pride without preachiness."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review * “Quintessential New York artist Kalman gives us an idiosyncratic but informative look at a Big Apple institution. . . . Kalman’s use of the events of September 11 is honest and honorable, and rarely is she as straightforward as she is here.”—The Horn Book, starred review This is the inspiring true story of the John J. Harvey—a retired New York City fireboat reinstated on September 11, 2001. Originally launched in 1931, the Harvey was the most powerful fireboat of her time. After the September 11 attacks, with fire hydrants at Ground Zero inoperable and the Hudson River's water supply critical to fighting the blaze, the fire department called on the Harvey for help. There were adjustments—forcing water into hoses by jamming soda bottles and wood into nozzles with a sledgehammer—and then the fireboat's volunteer crew pumped much-needed water to the disaster site. The John J. Harvey proved she was still one of New York's Bravest! Maira Kalman brings a New York City icon to life, celebrating the energy, vitality and hope of a place and its people.

Win at Losing

Win at Losing
Author: Sam Weinman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-12-20
ISBN 10: 1101992328
ISBN 13: 9781101992326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Win at Losing Book Review:

An engaging, inspiring exploration of the surprising value of setbacks—and how we can use them to succeed As an award-winning sports journalist, Sam Weinman has long studied the ripple effects of losing. But as a father of two competitive boys, he struggled to convince them that failing—whether losing a hockey game or bombing a math test—can actually be a critical part of success. So he sought out the perspectives of men and women who have turned significant setbacks into meaningful comebacks—and sometimes even new careers—to illustrate how we can not only overcome defeat but grow stronger from the experience. Blending firsthand interviews and advice from professional athletes, business executives, politicians, and Hollywood stars with expert analysis from leading psychologists and coaches, Win at Losing reveals how renowned figures—from Emmy Award–winning actress Susan Lucci to golfer Greg Norman and politician Michael Dukakis—have prevailed and even triumphed in the aftermath of loss, humiliation, and rejection. In showcasing the ways our most difficult moments can be turned into powerful growth opportunities, this lively and moving guide asks readers to redefine what constitutes success and failure, and offers an essential blueprint for harnessing the power of setbacks to achieve what we want in life.

What Were the Twin Towers

What Were the Twin Towers
Author: Jim O'Connor,Who HQ
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 0451532775
ISBN 13: 9780451532770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Were the Twin Towers Book Review:

Discover the true story of the Twin Towers—how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world and changed the New York City skyline dramatically. Offices and corporations moved into the towers—also known as the World Trade Center—and the buildings were seen as the economic hub of the world. But on September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack toppled the towers and changed our nation forever. Discover the whole story of the Twin Towers—from their ambitious construction to their tragic end.

Explorers Who Made It Or Died Trying

Explorers Who Made It    Or Died Trying
Author: Frieda Wishinsky
Publsiher: Scholastic Canada
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1443100102
ISBN 13: 9781443100106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explorers Who Made It Or Died Trying Book Review:

Discover why each of these 12 intrepid explorers risked everything to conquer the great unknown. Explorers have transformed the world with their curiosity. But with great knowledge comes great responsibility, and thriving on adventure has often lead to great danger. The explorers profiled here will give younger readers a fascinating survey of the history of this most dramatic of pastimes. The themes that are explored are: what motivated these explorers? What were they looking for, and what did they actually find? How did their journeys change their lives and the lives of the people they met? The explorers included are: Samuel de Champlain Marco Polo Henry Hudson Christopher Columbus James Cook Hernán Cortés Lewis and Clark John Franklin Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson Roald Amundsen

Seven and a Half Tons of Steel

Seven and a Half Tons of Steel
Author: Janet Nolan
Publsiher: Holiday House
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2022-06-07
ISBN 10: 1682634310
ISBN 13: 9781682634318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seven and a Half Tons of Steel Book Review:

A moving 9-11 story about the USS New York, a navy ship with a bow made from a World Trade Center Towers beam. 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. Also includes details on shipbuilding. A beautiful book, perfect for American history and 9-11 studies.

Passage to Juneau

Passage to Juneau
Author: Jonathan Raban
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-06-22
ISBN 10: 0307797260
ISBN 13: 9780307797261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Passage to Juneau Book Review:

With the same rigorous observation (natural and social), invigorating stylishness, and encyclopedic learning that he brought to his National Book Award-winning Bad Land, Jonathan Raban conducts readers along the Inside Passage from Seattle to Juneau. The physical distance is 1,000 miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a 35-foot sailboat. But Passage to Juneau also traverses a gulf of centuries and cultures: the immeasurable divide between the Northwest's Indians and its first European explorers-- between its embattled fishermen and loggers and its pampered new class. Along the way, Raban offers captivating discourses on art, philosophy, and navigation and an unsparing narrative of personal loss.

Saved by the Boats

Saved by the Boats
Author: Julie Gassman
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-08
ISBN 10: 1515702693
ISBN 13: 9781515702696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saved by the Boats Book Review:

"Presents the heroic sea evacuation of September 11, 2001 with narrative text and vivid illustrations"--

The Man I Never Met

The Man I Never Met
Author: Adam Schefter,Michael Rosenberg
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 1250161908
ISBN 13: 9781250161901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man I Never Met Book Review:

A powerful true story of loss and hope by one of the biggest names in sports media. On September 11, 2001, Joe Maio went to work in the north tower of the World Trade Center. He never returned, leaving behind a wife, Sharri, and 15-month old son, Devon. Five years later, Sharri remarried, and Devon welcomed a new dad into his life. For thousands, the whole country really, 9/11 is a day of grief. For Adam and Sharri Maio Schefter and their family it’s not just a day of grief, but also hope. This is a story of 9/11, but it’s also the story of 9/12 and all the days after. Life moved on. Pieces were picked up. New dreams were dreamed. The Schefters are the embodiment of that. This book will give voice to all those who have chosen to keep living. It’s gratifying and beautiful. But also messy and hard. Like most families. Except that one day every year history comes roaring back. How do you embrace that? How do you honor that? The Man I Never Met is also a peek at Adam Schefter, the man behind the headlines and injury reports; a real person who has a real family. His book will follow in the path of recent ESPN books by Tom Rinaldi and the late Stuart Scott – books that have transcended sport to examine the raw emotion of life.

The Scientist and the Psychic

The Scientist and the Psychic
Author: Christian Smith
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN 10: 0735276838
ISBN 13: 9780735276833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scientist and the Psychic Book Review:

Weaving together the story of his fractured relationship to his mother with research into her paranormal abilities, Dr. Christian Smith has created, in The Scientist and the Psychic, a captivating, one-of-a-kind memoir of belief, skepticism and familial love. Christian Smith realized his mother was different in the autumn of 1977 when he was eight years old. Before then, he'd witnessed séances at home and the kids at school sometimes teased him about his mom being a witch--so he sensed that his life wasn't typical. But it wasn't until he was backstage at a renowned concert venue in Toronto, watching from behind a curtain as Geraldine commanded an audience of 2,000 with her extrasensory readings, that he understood she was special. As Geraldine's only child, he would assume the role of the quiet observer while she guided a live CBC broadcast of a séance; made startling and consistently accurate predictions; and eventually moved to LA to work with the parents of murder victims--and with convicted murderer Jeffrey R. MacDonald. Over time, the high profile and emotionally depleting work affected Geraldine's health and relationships. Addiction took over her life, and her son pulled away. Fast forward to the present day: Christian is a molecular biologist and Geraldine is retired and in poor health. They are closer than they've ever been, and now he gives us the story of her undeniable perceptual abilities and pioneering work as a psychic--and endeavours to make scientific sense of it.

Almos a Man

Almos  a Man
Author: Richard Nathaniel Wright
Publsiher: Perfection Learning
Total Pages: 37
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780895986597
ISBN 13: 0895986590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Almos a Man Book Review:

Richard Wright [RL 6 IL 10-12] A poor black boy acquires a very disturbing symbol of manhood--a gun. Theme: maturing. 38 pages. Tale Blazers.

Station Eleven

Station Eleven
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 1443434884
ISBN 13: 9781443434881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Station Eleven Book Review:

National Book Award finalist, New York Times bestseller, Globe and Mail bestseller, and a Best Book of the Year in The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Time magazine Day One The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. Week Two Civilization has crumbled. Year Twenty A band of actors and musicians, called the Travelling Symphony, move through the territories of a changed world, performing concerts and Shakespeare at the settlements that have formed. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and it threatens the world every hopeful survivor has tried to rebuild. Moving backward and forward in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, Station Eleven charts the unexpected twists of fate that connect six people: celebrated actor Arthur Leander; Jeevan, a bystander warned about the flu just in time; Arthur's first wife, Miranda; Arthur's oldest friend, Clark; Kirsten, an actress with the Travelling Symphony; and the mysterious and self-proclaimed "prophet." Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the fragility of life, the relationships that sustain us, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

The Woman Who Wasn t There

The Woman Who Wasn t There
Author: Robin Gaby Fisher,Angelo J Guglielmo
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2012-04-03
ISBN 10: 1451652089
ISBN 13: 9781451652086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Wasn t There Book Review:

Traces the story of Tania Head, who falsely claimed to be a September 11 survivor, describing her interviews with the co-author and the discovery that she was not in America at the time of the attacks.

Sirius the Hero Dog Of 9 11

Sirius  the Hero Dog Of 9 11
Author: Hank Fellows
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780985746513
ISBN 13: 0985746513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sirius the Hero Dog Of 9 11 Book Review:

Happy Go Lucky

Happy Go Lucky
Author: David Sedaris
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-05-31
ISBN 10: 0316392448
ISBN 13: 9780316392440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happy Go Lucky Book Review:

David Sedaris, the “champion storyteller,” (Los Angeles Times) returns with his first new collection of personal essays since the bestselling Calypso. Back when restaurant menus were still printed on paper, and wearing a mask—or not—was a decision made mostly on Halloween, David Sedaris spent his time doing normal things. As Happy-Go-Lucky opens, he is learning to shoot guns with his sister, visiting muddy flea markets in Serbia, buying gummy worms to feed to ants, and telling his nonagenarian father wheelchair jokes. But then the pandemic hits, and like so many others, he’s stuck in lockdown, unable to tour and read for audiences, the part of his work he loves most. To cope, he walks for miles through a nearly deserted city, smelling only his own breath. He vacuums his apartment twice a day, fails to hoard anything, and contemplates how sex workers and acupuncturists might be getting by during quarantine. As the world gradually settles into a new reality, Sedaris too finds himself changed. His offer to fix a stranger’s teeth rebuffed, he straightens his own, and ventures into the world with new confidence. Newly orphaned, he considers what it means, in his seventh decade, no longer to be someone’s son. And back on the road, he discovers a battle-scarred America: people weary, storefronts empty or festooned with Help Wanted signs, walls painted with graffiti reflecting the contradictory messages of our time: Eat the Rich. Trump 2024. Black Lives Matter. In Happy-Go-Lucky, David Sedaris once again captures what is most unexpected, hilarious, and poignant about these recent upheavals, personal and public, and expresses in precise language both the misanthropy and desire for connection that drive us all. If we must live in interesting times, there is no one better to chronicle them than the incomparable David Sedaris.

My Dark Vanessa

My Dark Vanessa
Author: Kate Elizabeth Russell
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 0062941526
ISBN 13: 9780062941527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Dark Vanessa Book Review:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “[An] exceedingly complex, inventive, resourceful examination of harm and power.” —The New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice “A lightning rod . . . brilliantly crafted.”—The Washington Post A most anticipated book by The New York Times • USA Today • Entertainment Weekly • Marie Claire • Elle • Harper's Bazaar • Bustle • Newsweek • New York Post • Esquire • Real Simple • The Sunday Times • The Guardian Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer. 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa, and now Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa reject her first love, the man who fundamentally transformed her and has been a persistent presence in her life? Is it possible that the man she loved as a teenager—and who professed to worship only her—may be far different from what she has always believed? Alternating between Vanessa’s present and her past, My Dark Vanessa juxtaposes memory and trauma with the breathless excitement of a teenage girl discovering the power her own body can wield. Thought-provoking and impossible to put down, this is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions that raises vital questions about agency, consent, complicity, and victimhood. Written with the haunting intimacy of The Girls and the creeping intensity of Room, My Dark Vanessa is an era-defining novel that brilliantly captures and reflects the shifting cultural mores transforming our relationships and society itself.


Author: Lynne Jonell
Publsiher: Putnam Juvenile
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780399239625
ISBN 13: 0399239626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bravemole Book Review:

A mole discovers that he is not so ordinary after all when he proves his bravery during a dragon attack.