Must Read: Fireboat

Fireboat is a true story about a boat, but more importantly about people who were heroes during September 11th. It is a well-done story surrounding a very tragic event in American history. I don’t normally cry when I read children’s books, but this one made it impossible not to.

Amazon.com description:

The John J. Harvey fireboat was the largest, fastest, shiniest fireboat of its
time, but by 1995, the city didn’t need old fireboats anymore. So the Harvey
retired, until a group of friends decided to save it from the scrap heap. Then,
one sunny September day in 2001, something so horrible happened that the whole
world shook. And a call came from the fire department, asking if the Harvey
could battle the roaring flames. In this inspiring true story, Maira Kalman
brings a New York City icon to life and proves that old heroes never die.

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