Today I read your beautiful story to my class. I was crying when I got to the end. The message is terrific. Your book should be read in every classroom. I am going to buy my own copy to put on my coffee table. You don't have to be in second grade to enjoy a wonderful book. Thank you for the best story I have ever read.
My name is Jared W., and I am a 9th grade student. My Make A Difference Day Project this year was to make an "United States Youth Remembrance Quilt." I e-mailed schools throughout the United States and asked them to help me make a Remembrance Quilt for the children who lost friends and/or family members during the September 11, 2001 attack on America. I had 28 schools respond, and they represent many different States. One of the schools lost a German teacher in one of the World Trade Center Towers, and another school had twin classmates that lost their father in one of the WTC towers. I asked each school to take a 2 foot by 2 foot piece of material and put their school name and State name on the material. Then they could choose to put anything else they wanted on the quilt piece. Some chose to sign names, others chose to write messages, others chose to put their school logo on, and still others chose to make their own symbol that represented how they felt. I organized a group of quilting volunteers on Make A Difference Day, and they put the quilt together. I have been in touch with New York City's Mayor Giuliani. I would like to deliver the quilt to Mayor Giuliani and have the quilt become a traveling quilt to all of the New York City schools. I am currently waiting to see if I will be able to deliver it or if I need to send it to him. My Mom is a school principal, and she read your book. She brought it home for me to read and I decided to buy your book and send it with the quilt so teachers could read the book to the children while they read the messages on the quilt. Thank you for a great book! It fit my project perfectly!! Sincerely,