Synopses & Reviews
I could have died that day.
September 11, 2001
Monologues from Stuyvesant High School
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 begin a new year.
But within a few hours on that Tuesday morning, they would all share an experience that transformed their lives.
Now, on the tenth anniversary of September 11th, we 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.
“The speakers reveal their emotions with a painful honesty thats profound, and the startling immediacy of the words gives these pieces even more impact. An obvious choice for readers theater and for use across the curriculum; its deeply affecting contents will also make compelling personal-interest reading.” Booklist
“This unique book rings with authenticity and resonates with power.” School Library Journal
“The emotional rhythms of the volume take on a credible ebb and flow. A number of moving moments.” Publishers Weekly
Thought-provoking, sometimes funny, always moving, these monologues of the thoughts of the students at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan from September 11th, 2001, describe a day that shook their school to its foundation.
New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
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About the Author
Annie Thoms graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1993. After receiving her BA from Williams College and her MA in English education from Teachers College, Columbia University, she returned to Stuyvesant as an English teacher and theater adviser in 2000. She lives in New York City with her husband and her daughters, Eleanor and Isabel.