In this real-life account of heroism tied to September 11, 2001, the main characters realize their Grandpa is a hero who helped rescue the last man from the ruins of the World Trade Center tragedy. They didn't even know it until they started asking questions.
My Buddy's a Hero – And I Didn't Even Know It is the first in the Discovering Heroes™ series of children's books, a sequence of true stories that encourage young readers to find deeper meaning while emphasizing the heroism of everyday people. People who instinctively respond by taking action and whose bravery and courageousness stand out, especially when it's needed most.
Countless stories of ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things surround us, but uncovering their stories takes know-how. Through this true 9/11 story and others to come in the series, kids learn how to become more aware, ask probing questions, become active listeners and curious learners seeking context.