I've spent the last couple of days worrying about my blog post for today. It's been ten years since the 9/11 attacks and it feels like yesterday. Before 9/11 I was just somebody who lived in NYC, but on that day and in the following months, I became a New Yorker. I fell in love with the city, its resiliency, and passion...and I felt home, part of a new family. That day changed my life in more ways that I can say. I changed careers and reevaluated my whole life. I'm a teacher today because of 9/11 (as were many of the New York City Teaching Fellows I met that year).
Getting back to the blog...on the days that followed the attacks I found myself glued like a zombie to the television newscasts. I needed to find something to keep my mind occupied so I turned to books, looking for ones that would make me happy and bring back good memories. So today, I'll just show you some of those books in no particular order: