Seven and a half tons of steel / Janet Nolan ; illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez.
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- ISBN: 9781561459124
- ISBN: 1561459127
- Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 31 cm
- Edition: First hardback edition.
- Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree Publishers, 
- Copyright: ©2016
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.
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Seven and a Half 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.