CHIEF : THE LIFE OF PETER
J. GANCI, A NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTER
New York : Orchard Books,
IL 3.6, RL 6.3
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were you on September 11, 2001? Chances are you were only in kindergarten,
or even younger! Do you remember anything about that day? This
is what I remember: I was standing in the library, getting ready
for a class of kindergarteners to come in, when someone came in a whispered
to me that a plane had hit the World Trade Center in New York City.
As the events of the day unfolded, I realized that our world had changed
forever. But I still had a job to do, and I went out there and read
to those kindergarteners and did my job. We were lucky. A school
library in South Carolina is very far from New York, and Pennsylvania,
and Washington DC. But this book, Chief, will tell you about someone
who was very close to all the action; in fact, he was there helping people
escape the flames of the towers, and he died there. He was doing his job.
This book was written by his son as a memorial to his father. (Susannah
Hogan, South Carolina Book
Ganci, Peter J., 1946-2001.
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