Author and illustrator Sean Rubin brings the story of 9/11 and the tragedy of the Twin Towers to life through the ‘eyes’ of a tree in his children’s book, “This Very Tree.” Rubin guides readers through time since the 1970s when the tree, known as the Survivor Tree, stood tall in the plaza providing visitors with shade and heralding spring with its blooms, to the tragic day when the tree was buried under the rubble on September 11, 2001. Told from the tree’s perspective, this story of tragedy and resilience touches the reader at each turn of the page. In the author’s note, Rubin quotes horticulturist Arthur Ross saying, “I think of the way the city bounced back and the way the tree keeps bouncing back. It’s a New Yorker.”

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