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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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  • 55 of 59 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at North Kansas City.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at North Kansas City Public Library. (Show)

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North Kansas City Public Library J 623.825 NOL (Text) 0001002315537 JUV Nonfiction Available -
North Kansas City Public Library J 623.825 NOL (Text) 0001002315545 JUV 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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