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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
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Gerstein, M. (2003). The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. Connecticut: Roaring Brook Press.
Gr. K-3. Philippe Petit is an aerialist who must be daring – and he finds the most daring place to walk his tight rope: between the World Trade Center Towers in New York City. In 1974, as the Towers are being completed, Philippe accomplishes his amazing feat with the help of some friends and much bravery.
Curriculum: This would be a good book to use to talk about some history of the Twin Towers before and after 9/11. It could also be used to talk about perspective both in art and in the way people see and describe events. It could also be used to talk about following your dreams, finding courage, and completing tasks no matter how hard they may seem. The book could also be used to talk about legal and illegal activities and consequences for those acts.
Awards: Caldecott Medal (2004), An ALA Notable Children's Book for All Ages (2004), Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award Nominee (2007), Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Picture Book (2004)
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