A deeply moving nonfiction picture book about the 9/11 Survivor Tree and the spirit of America.
Sean Rubin was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is the illustrator of The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean, and the author/illustrator of the Bolivar series. In 2018, he was nominated for an Eisner Award for Bolivar. Sean graduated from Princeton University, where he met his wife, Lucy. They have two sons and live in Charlottesville, Virginia. seanrubin.com
A Chickadee Award nominee, Children's Literature Assembly Notable
Children's Book in the Language Arts, Chicago Public Library
Best Book of the Year, and Bank Street Best Book of the
Year * Splendid illustrations . . . A resonant, beautifully
rendered testament to life and renewal. --Kirkus, starred
review * Rubin's lively and energetic cartoon art takes the focus
quickly from destruction and desolation to growth and renewal . . .
A volume that could be part of any unit on 9/11 for children, or a
lesson on resilience. --Horn Book, starred review A poignant
tribute to a city's resilience and a powerful introduction to the
topic for young readers. --Publishers Weekly This beautiful book
deserves a spot in elementary collections across the country.
--School Library Journal A stirring story of hope and healing
in the aftermath of immense tragedy. --Bookpage
Inspiring . . . Particularly striking is the growth of the tree and the new tower at the site of the World Trade Center, shown in a series of parallel illustrations. Although the circumstances are different, this story of urban resilience and rebuilding remains relevant today. --Booklist