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 Survivor tree
 Author: Colleen, Marcie

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 30 cm

 BTSB No: 230576 ISBN: 9780316487672
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Fiction
 Trees -- Fiction
 Seasons -- Fiction
 New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

One September day, the perfect blue sky exploded. Buildings crumbled. And underneath it all, a tree sprouted green leaves in its distress. Pulled from the wreckage, the tree saw many seasons pass as it slowly recovered far away from home. Until one day, forever scarred and forever stronger, it was replanted at the 9/11 Memorial.

 Illustrator: Becker, Aaron

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 514793

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (06/15/21)
   Booklist (+) (08/01/21)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/09/21)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2021 *Starred Review* On the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 tragedy comes this eloquent picture book about loss and healing. When the Twin Towers filled the sky, a Callery pear tree grew below, unnoticed through the seasons—until that fall. As workers cleared rubble from the Twin Towers' collapse, they discovered unexpected green, a bit of life amid so much destruction. Colleen’s spare, lyrical text continues to describe how the tree was taken to fresh soil, where it healed for nine years before it was replanted in its original home, now the 9/11 Memorial, and became known as the Survivor Tree. Caldecott Honor–winner Becker’s soft, evocative watercolor-and-colored-pencil illustrations tell another story. Readers not only watch the tree first grow, but a younger brother and an older sister play around and stroll past it over the years, until the sister walks off the page and presumably into one of the towers for work. Amid the floating debris after the collapse is a small childhood photograph of them with the tree. In the final scenes, the brother, now a husband and father, visits the 9/11 Memorial with his family. Together, they reach out to the tree and become survivors, too. A concluding note fills in more information on the Survivor Tree. A moving history and tribute to resilience. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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