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Helping hands : a city and a nation lend their support at ground zero
Kjelle, Marylou Morano.
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Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, [2003]

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64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Examines the events and aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, focusing on the aid given to the relief effort by local citizens and others across the nation and beyond.
A national tragedy unfolds -- Past disasters -- Springing to action -- Through the rubble -- Attending to the wounded -- Outpouring from the nation -- United we stand.

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HV6432 .K55 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Describes the outpouring of generosity, empathy, and support that was lent to the victims, rescue workers, and victims' families of September 11th's tragedy. This new series spotlights the valiant efforts, personal sacrifice, and cooperative spirit that characterize America's response to the events of September 11, 2001. Each book focuses on how organizations, professionals, and ordinary citizens responded to the September 11th national crisis, and provides historical examples of how our nation has responded in other times of crisis.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-7-These representatives of a multivolume series combine superficial treatments of narrow topics, thinly disguised padding, recycled information, and signs of careless editing. In First to Arrive, only the first and last of the seven chapters deal with events on or following September 11; the rest is a skimpy overview of the history of firefighting in America, plus a modern firefighter's training and special equipment. Helping Hands, the best of the lot, stays on topic with general accounts of government, corporate, and personal efforts to assist rescue workers and victims in the disaster's immediate wake. However, some of its claims, such as the assertion that steel softens at a higher temperature than it melts, or that President Bush "emerged as a strong and confident leader" in the wake of the attacks, are, at best, debatable. Similarly, though We the People is balanced enough to take note of protests to the federal government's sweeping post-9/11 assaults on civil liberties, Valdez's belief that the anthrax letters were "the first fatal instance of biological terrorism on U.S. soil" ignores, for instance, the smallpox and other epidemics that wiped out entire tribes of Native Americans in centuries past. All three titles feature occasional small color photos. Considering how thoroughly the territory is being mined, libraries should gauge local demand carefully, and if possible wait for more considered accounts of the 2001 attacks' aftermath.-John Peters, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



September 11, 2001, saw more American lives lost than any other single day in U.S. history, including D-day and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Instead of crippling the nation, the attacks proved the spirit of Americans to be stronger than ever. People from all across America came together in support of the victims, their families, and the nation as a whole. Read about how agencies, organizations, and individuals came together in this time of tragedy. Excerpted from Helping Hands: A City and a Nation Lend Their Support at Ground Zero by Marylou Morano Kjelle All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.