with their eyes

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

by Annie Thoms

On Sale: 08/10/2021

with their eyes

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with their eyes

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

by Annie Thoms

On Sale: 08/10/2021

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New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

About the Book

Commemorating twenty years, this deeply moving play, written by high school students who witnessed the tragedy unfold, remembers September 11, 2001. This edition features new cover art, an updated introduction from Annie Thoms, and a new foreword from New York Times bestselling author David Levithan.

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.

This powerful play, written by students of Stuyvesant High School based on their interviews with the school community, remembers 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. This collection helped shape the HBO documentary In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11.

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Critical Praise

“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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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063143364
  • ISBN 10: 0063143364
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 08/10/2021
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:12.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Poetry
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / 21st Century
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emotions & Feelings

with their eyes by Annie Thoms, David Levithan

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