September 11, 2011
Attack on New York City
By Wilborn Hampton
(Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763657673, 169pp.)
Publication Date: August 23, 2011
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The award-winning Wilborn Hampton recounts one horrifying day in history through the eyes of several who experienced it firsthand.
A blind man and his dog struggling to escape from the burning North Tower, a company of firefighters risking their lives to help with the evacuation, an ordinary citizen turned rescue worker sifting through debris after the towers collapsed - each of these individuals endured a personal nightmare, and each carries a separate memory.
In SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: ATTACK ON NEW YORK CITY, Wilborn Hampton captures an unprecedented piece of history through interviews and accounts of survivors, heroes, and terrorists. In addition, the seasoned reporter tells his own story, thus bringing to readers the grieving, compassionate voice of a fellow New Yorker who was close to Ground Zero. Amplifying the narrative are fifty-four black-and-white photographs, indelible images of horror and heroism unfolding. The panorama of views Wilborn Hampton presents, following several individuals through September 11 and its aftermath, creates an intimate portrait of life and loss, and a deeper understanding of the events of that tragic day.
Hampton has published several Young Adult nonfiction books: "Kennedy Assassinated: The World Mourns", "Meltdown: A Race Against Nuclear Disaster at Three Mile Island" and "September 11, 2001: Attack on New York City", "War in the Middle East A Reporter's Story" (those 4 were published by Candlewick Press), and a biography of Elvis Presley published by Viking Childrens Books as part of their "Close Up" series.