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Author Nolan, Janet.
Title Seven and a half tons of steel / Janet Nolan ; illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez.
Publication Info. Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree Publishers, [2016]
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Children's Non-Fiction  Juv. 623.8 N    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 31 cm
Summary 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.
Audience Ages 6-10.
Awards A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Subject New York (Amphibious transport dock) -- Juvenile literature.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Influence -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Gonzalez, Thomas, 1959- illustrator.
ISBN 9781561459124 (hardback)
1561459127 (hardback)