September 11, 2001 was partly responsible for the birth of my first children’s book. I was living in NJ, just outside NYC, and wrote a poem in response to the tragedy. A friend who taught second grade read it and wanted me to share it with her students. I decided to turn it into a story of hope and healing. The children responded so beautifully, I created newer editions.
The 2006 edition was created with artwork from children attending the Harlem School of the Arts . These pages are in the 9/11 section. The theme is “the sun is always shining, even when we can’t see it.”