Ten True Tales: Heroes of 9/11
by Allan Zullo
Scholastic, 2015, 192 pp., $5.99
For readers who remember Sept. 11th, these 10 personal stories bring back the horror, compassion, empathy, and full tragedy of the event. For those who were not alive during that time, readers get a real sense of the actions and emotions that resulted from the horrific circumstances of the day and the days following the tragedy. Zullo interviewed 10 first responders and brings their courageous stories to life on the pages of this riveting book. Readers will find themselves unable to put the book down. Indeed, they will finish one true story and hurry to read the next one. Zullo has truly honored these courageous heroes by telling their stories so vividly that the reader lives the experience right along with them. Zullo’s book is guaranteed to engage reluctant middle and high school readers , while teaching vital history at the same time.
Melinda S. Butler
Sam Houston State University