The Man Who Walked Between The Towers, by Mordicai Gerstein, is another Caldecott winner my kids love. It was a gift they received this summer and it quickly captured everyone’s attention at our house. The story is so amazing it’s hard to believe, but it’s based on a true event. It chronicles Philippe Petit’s tight rope walk between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. I get butterflies in my stomach every time I read it because I’m so worried for Philippe. : )
September 11th is coming this Saturday — this is a good book to use if you wanted to talk to your kids about the towers falling and what an impact their absence has had on New York and the entire country.