Sunday, September 22, 2019

September 11: An Oral History compiled by Dean E. Murphy

September 11: An Oral History compiled by Dean E. Murphy was published in 2002. It is a compilation of the stories of forty people who survived the 9/11 attacks. Because it was published so soon after the attacks, the stories are incredibly raw. 

I purchased this book the week after we returned from a trip to NYC and the 9/11 memorial, so it was interesting to see the maps and be able to visualize the area in my head. The stories are chilling and a reminder that we must watch out for one another, we must help each other, and we must be kind. 

Because the author used oral histories, each story has an unique voice. This book will make you cry, but it is an important part of history and must never be forgotten. 

Read to a child today even if that child is you. 

Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.

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