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.