Book Review,  Graphic Novel,  History

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers: The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, and Years after the 9/11 AttacksIn the Shadow of the Fallen Towers: The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, and Years after the 9/11 Attacks by Don Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Much as my generation studied the events of December 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked and we officially joined World War II, it’s important that all Americans learn about the events of September 11, 2001. This graphic novel attempts to go beyond the dry facts, giving a real-time account of the events of the day. As one of those who saw it all unfold, moment by moment, and can easily recall the confusion, disbelief and horror that took over America’s (and the worlds) minds and hearts, I applaud this ambitious and brave retelling of an important day in American history. I’d like to see this graphic novel start appearing in high school history classes as well as libraries everywhere.

My thanks to author Don Brown, Clarion Books, and NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital advance review copy of this book. This review is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of Mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables and herbs when she’s not writing, editing, or playing games with a cat named Chives.

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