“Fireboat,” by acclaimed author and illustrator, Maira Kalman, shares the story of the John J. Harvey Fireboat from its launch in 1931 to September 11, 2001, when the Fireboat and her crew came to the aid of New York City Firefighters as they battled flames following the collapse of the World Trade Centers. Before 9/11, this Fireboat was saved by a dedicated crew who saw the worth of the old fireboat. Even though it was retired, the brave old Fireboat and her crew willingly risked their own safety to support the people of New York. Through this book, readers – both children and adults – can learn the lesson that everyone has a purpose. Just like the crew of the John J. Harvey, sometimes you are the one who needs to lift up others to help them see their potential, and other times, you may be the retired Fireboat that needs a few helping hands to help build you up again.