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Seven and a half tons of steel / Janet Nolan ; illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez.

Nolan, Janet, (author.). Gonzalez, Thomas, 1959- (illustrator.).

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  • 64 of 65 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library J 623.825 NOL (Text) 0001002315545 JUV Nonfiction Available -
Albany Carnegie Public Library E FIC AMERICANA NOL (Text) 35615000042898 Easy Picture Books Available -
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Barry Lawrence - Aurora Library Y 623.825 NOL (Text) 37884102832437 Youth Non-Fiction Available -
Barry Lawrence - Cassville Library Y 623.825 NOL (Text) 37884102832676 Youth Non-Fiction Available -
Barry Lawrence - Marionville Library Y 623.825 NOL (Text) 37884102832304 Youth Non-Fiction Available -
Barry Lawrence - Monett Library Y 623.825 NOL (Text) 37884102832544 Youth Non-Fiction Available -
Barry Lawrence - Mt. Vernon Library Y 623.825 NOL (Text) 37884102832783 Youth Non-Fiction Available -
Barry Lawrence - Pierce City Library Y 623.825 NOL (Text) 37884102832411 Youth Non-Fiction Available -
Carrollton Public Library 623.8256 J NOL (Text) 30183000050241 Children - USA/Military Available -
Carthage Public Library P 623.825 Nolan, Janet (Text) 34MO2001800121 Primary Nonfiction Available -
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There is a ship, a Navy ship. It is called the USS New York. It is big like other Navy ships, and it sails like other Navy ships, but there is something special about the USS New York. Following the events of September 11, 2001, the governor of New York gave the Navy a steel beam that was once inside one of the World Trade Towers. The beam was driven from New York to a foundry in Louisiana. Metal workers heated the beam to a high, high temperature. Chippers and grinders, painters and polishers worked on the beam for months. And then, seven and a half tons of steel, which had once been a beam in the World Trade Center, became a Navy ship's bow.
Target Audience Note:
Elementary Grade.
820 Lexile.
AD820L Lexile
Ages 6-10.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 4.4.
Reading Counts! 5.4.
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.4 0.5 182911.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Subject: New York (Amphibious transport dock) > Juvenile literature.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 > Influence > Juvenile literature.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 > Juvenile literature.
Ships > Juvenile literature.
Warships > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Picture books.

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Seven and a Half of Tons of Steel
Seven and a Half of Tons of Steel
by Nolan, Janet; Gonzalez, Thomas (Illustrator)
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Seven and a Half of Tons of Steel


The USS New York is big like other navy ships, and it sails like other navy ships, but there is something special about this navy ship. Following the events of September 11, 2001, a beam from the World Trade Center Towers was given to the United States Navy. The beam was driven from New York to a foundry in Louisiana, where the seven and a half tons of steel, which had once been a beam in the World Trade Center, became a navy ship's bow. Powerful text from Janet Nolan is paired with stunning illustrations from New York Times best-selling illustrator Thomas Gonzalez (14 Cows for America) in this inspiring story that reveals how something remarkable can emerge from a devastating event.

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