Written by Julie Gassman, “Saved By The Boats” tells the story of the brave men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard who helped people fleeing from the World Trade Center during 9/11. With the aid of illustrations by Steve Moors, this book captures the emotions of those leaving Manhattan as they watched the blue sky above them become shrouded in smoke. At a time when all hope seemed lost, the men and women aboard these boats offered hope and sanctuary for their fellow Americans. On that day, author Julie Gassman and her husband were among those departing the city. By sharing their story with the world, Gassman wanted to express her deep gratitude for those who aided in the boat evacuation. This book stands as a reminder that through adversity, there are always individuals who will rush in to help. The sky will once again be bright blue.

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