By Don Brown
Don Brown is the author and illustrator of many highly praised picture-book biographies and histories for children. His subjects have included the 1899 New York newsboys' strike, the movie pioneer Mack Sennett, and the scientist Albert Einstein. His Actual Times series covers significant days in history such as the battle of Lexington and Concord and the sinking of the Titanic. He is also the author of two historical novels for older readers.
Dan Brown lives with his family on Long Island, New York.
On a beautiful September morning four planes crossed the sky on a deadly mission. Two crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City; one crashed into the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C; and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. The impact of the events of September 11, 2001 changed the world forever. In American Is Under Attack, the narration moves chronologically through the morning: from the plane hijackings to the crashes at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania; from the rescue operations to the collapse of the buildings. With vivid watercolor illustrations that capture the emotion and pathos of the day, Don Brown, a master of honest and accessible nonfiction storytelling, makes an important contribution to literature about September 11 for a generation of readers too young to remember that tragic day.