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Nose in a Book: 12 Kid Reads Exploring U.S. History and Patriotism

FireboatFireboat by Maira Kalman

The John J. Harvey fireboat was the largest, fastest, shiniest fireboat of its time, but by 1995, New York City didn't need old fireboats anymore. So the Harvey retired, until a group of friends decided to save it from the scrap heap. Then, one sunny September day in 2001, something so horrible happened that the whole world shook. And a call came from the fire department, asking if the Harvey could battle the roaring flames. In this inspiring true story, author Maira Kalman brings a New York icon to life and helps children find inspiration amid sadness.

Age recommendation: 5 and up

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