With Their Eyes: September 11th--The View from a High School at Ground Zero

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grade 7n/a6.525772

A collection of powerful essays in spoken word form remembering September 11, 2001, by high school students who witnessed the tragedy unfold.

A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

“Profound.” —Booklist

“Moving.” —Publishers Weekly

“Rings with authenticity and resonates with power.” —School Library Journal

Tuesday, September 11, started off like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, located only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center.

The semester was just beginning, and the students, faculty, and staff were ready to start a new year. But within a few hours on that Tuesday morning, they would share an experience that would transform their lives—and the lives of all Americans.

These powerful essays by the students of Stuyvesant High School remember those who were lost and those who were forced to witness this tragedy. Here, in their own words, are the firsthand stories of a day we will never forget.

Paperback, 256 pages
Published on August 23, 2011 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0060517182
ISBN-13: 9780060517182
1 Book Review
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    edmodo-c7cab69prtover 8 years55 stars
    This book was very interesting to me. I have read this book so many times and I still can't stop reading it. it is about what happened during the 9/11 disaster. This book is almost like an interview of what people said what happened at the scene. This book has a whole list of students that wrote about what they saw during the crash. They wrote about what they saw outside their classroom windows and I find it fascinating because I love learning about the september 11 disaster.