In this true story, a retired lieutenant in the Fire Department of New York shares his brave 9/11 experience with his grandchildren for the first time. 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 real-life 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 authentic 9/11 story and others to come in the series, kids learn more about that fateful day and how to ask probing questions, become active listeners and curious learners seeking context.