Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Seven and a Half Tons of Steel by Janet Nolan - ESSENTIAL

Nolan, Janet  Seven and a Half Tons of Steel  Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez PICTURE BOOK  Peachtree, 2016.  $17.95 Content: G.  

When the twin towers went down, one of the large metal beams was taken to Louisiana and smelted into a bow for a navy ship called the U.S.S. New York.  The building was interrupted at one point by Hurricane Katrina, but when it was completed it was taken to New York.  The ship and the crew faced ground zero and had a 21 gun salute.  

This is an emotional read but it is done well.  The history behind USS New York is fascinating and at the back there is extra information about the ship and the crest of the ship.  The illustrations are fantastic.  

EL (K-3), EL, MS – ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.    

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