Friday, September 11, 2009

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

Today marks 8 years since the 9/11 attacks. I was in NYC that day working and saw the towers fall. The Twin Towers were always a reminder of how awsome and big NYC is. I remember the towers going up and passing them in a car as a child and being a bit scared of their height. They were two beacons in a city that can get confusing....always there to know what direction I was going. Now that that they are gone it is like there is a hole that cannot be filled.....

I thought I would honor today by suggesting a Caldecott Medal book that celebrates the towers in their that we can never forget.

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein tells the true story of a Frenchman, Phillipe Petit, who in August 1974 planned an illegal walk on a tightrope between the Twin Towers. The fact that he was able to do this is amazing. This book with its beautiful illustrations gives great perspective from high atop the towers and what viewers saw below. This is a wonderful book to help us remember.....

1 comment:

  1. Will have to check this out - thanks! Yesterday we were reading "September 12th: We Knew Everything Would Be All Right", a really cute and moving book by the First Grade Students of Masterson Elementary.