With Their Eyes: September 11th: The View from a High School at Ground Zero (Paperback)

September 11th: The View from a High School at Ground Zero

By Annie Thoms

HarperTempest, 9780060517182, 228pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 2011

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Description

A collection of powerful essays in spoken word form remembering September 11, 2001, by high school students who witnessed the tragedy unfold.

A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

"Profound." --Booklist

"Moving." --Publishers Weekly

"Rings with authenticity and resonates with power." --School Library Journal

Tuesday, September 11, started off like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, located only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center.

The semester was just beginning, and the students, faculty, and staff were ready to start a new year. But within a few hours on that Tuesday morning, they would share an experience that would transform their lives--and the lives of all Americans.

These powerful essays by the students of Stuyvesant High School remember those who were lost and those who were forced to witness this tragedy. Here, in their own words, are the firsthand stories of a day we will never forget.



Praise For With Their Eyes: September 11th: The View from a High School at Ground Zero

“The speakers reveal their emotions with a painful honesty that’s profound, and the startling immediacy of the words gives these pieces even more impact. An obvious choice for reader’s theater and for use across the curriculum; its deeply affecting contents will also make compelling personal-interest reading.”
-Booklist

“This unique book rings with authenticity and resonates with power.”
-School Library Journal

“The emotional rhythms of the volume take on a credible ebb and flow. A number of moving moments.”
-Publishers Weekly

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