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The Red Bandanna

Author: Tom Rinaldi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698407482
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A New York Times bestseller What would you do in the last hour of your life? The story of Welles Crowther, whose actions on 9/11 offer a lasting lesson on character, calling and courage One Sunday morning before church, when Welles Crowther was a young boy, his father gave him a red handkerchief for his back pocket. Welles kept it with him that day, and just about every day to come; it became a fixture and his signature. A standout athlete growing up in Upper Nyack, NY, Welles was also a volunteer at the local fire department, along with his father. He cherished the necessity and the camaraderie, the meaning of the role. Fresh from college, he took a Wall Street job on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center, but the dream of becoming a firefighter with the FDNY remained. When the Twin Towers fell, Welles’s parents had no idea what happened to him. In the unbearable days that followed, they came to accept that he would never come home. But the mystery of his final hours persisted. Eight months after the attacks, however, Welles’s mother read a news account from several survivors, badly hurt on the 78th floor of the South Tower, who said they and others had been led to safety by a stranger, carrying a woman on his back, down nearly twenty flights of stairs. After leading them down, the young man turned around. “I’m going back up,” was all he said. The survivors didn’t know his name, but despite the smoke and panic, one of them remembered a single detail clearly: the man was wearing a red bandanna. Tom Rinaldi’s The Red Bandanna is about a fearless choice, about a crucible of terror and the indomitable spirit to answer it. Examining one decision in the gravest situation, it celebrates the difference one life can make. From the Hardcover edition.

The Red Bandanna Young Readers Adaptation

Author: Tom Rinaldi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425287637
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Winner of the Christopher Award An ILA-CBC Children’s Choices Book A NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Book Welles Crowther did not see himself as hero. He was just an ordinary kid who played sports, volunteered at his local fire department, and eventually headed off to college and then Wall Street to start a career. Throughout it all, he always kept a red bandanna in his pocket, a gift from his father. On September 11, 2001, Welles was working on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center when the Twin Towers were attacked. That day, Welles made a fearless choice, and in doing so, saved many lives. The survivors didn’t know his name, but one of them remembered a single detail clearly: the man was wearing a red bandanna. Welles Crowther was a hero. Award-winning ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi brings Welles's inspirational story of selflessness and compassion to life in this accessible young readers’ adaptation of his New York Times bestselling book. This powerful story of making a difference through our actions is perfect for helping the post-9/11 generation understand the meaning of this historic day through the eyes of one young man. “Rinaldi’s young reader edition of his award-winning adult story puts a face on that day (9/11), a hero’s face, and brings to young people someone who stood brave in the toughest of times and who, in the end, was lost doing his best to help others survive.”—VOYA

The Red Bandanna

Author: David John Smith
Publisher: Orca Book Pub
ISBN: 9781551431383
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Newly arrived in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia, eleven-year-old Jake Grant develops an unusual friendship with a coyote and her new puppies, but he soon learns that some people don't approve of wild animals in the neighborhood.

The Red Bandanna

Author: George Owen Baxter
Publisher: Ventigo Media Sp. o.o.
ISBN: 838136373X
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Frederick Schiller Faust (May 29, 1892 - May 12, 1944) was an American author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns under the pen name Max Brand. This is one of his novels. Clancy Morgan must learn how to shoot a gun when his best friend is unjustly accused of murder; John Manner, on the lam from the law, finds a new identity in the frozen Arctic. The plot is well constructed with well drawn subsidiary characters and provides a number of interesting twists. Highly recommended, especially for those who love the Old Western genre. Max Brand’s action-filled stories of adventure and heroism in the American West continue to entertain readers throughout the world.

The Man In The Red Bandanna

Author: Honor Crowther Fagan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481961929
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When Welles Crowther was a young boy, his father gave him a red bandanna, which he always carried with him. On September 11, 2001, Welles Remy Crowther saved numerous people from the upper floors of the World Trade Center South Tower. "The Man in the Red Bandanna" recounts and celebrates his heroism on that day. Welles' story carries an inspirational message that will resonate with adults as well as young children.

Zeit Der Unschuld

Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Piper Edition
ISBN: 3492979718
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Eine Geschichte von Liebe, Leidenschaft und Entsagung vor dem Hintergrund der morbiden New Yorker Gesellschaft - in den 1870er Jahren - einer der großen Klassiker der amerikanischen Literatur der Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Edith Wharton Newland Archer, ein junger Anwalt aus der New Yorker High Society, verlobt sich klassenbewusst mit May. Als Mays Cousine Ellen nach einer gescheiterten Ehe mit einem europäischen Grafen nach New York zurückkehrt, verliebt sich Newland in die galante Gräfin. Der Vernunft gehorchend, unterwirft sich Newland jedoch dem Codex der Gesellschaft und opfert seine Liebe und sein Glück: Er nimmt den Auftrag von seiner Kanzlei an, Ellen von der Scheidung abzubringen und dringt auf eine schnelle Heirat mit May ... Als Meisterin der realistisch-gesellschaftskritischen amerikanischen Literatur erlebt sie heute weltweit ein Comeback

Irenas Liste Oder Das Geheimnis Des Apfelbaums

Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641165709
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Was vermag ein einzelner Mensch gegen die Grauen einer ganzen Epoche auszurichten? Eine Menge, wie die wahre Geschichte Irena Sendlers zeigt: Warschau, 1942. Als Sozialarbeiterin hat die junge Polin Zugang zum hermetisch abgeriegelten Ghetto. Was niemand weiß: Sie geht von Tür zu Tür, um verzweifelten Eltern ihre Hilfe anzubieten und ihre Kinder vor der Deportation und dem sicheren Tod zu retten. Unter abenteuerlichsten Umständen schmuggelt Irena nach und nach über 2500 Kinder aus dem Ghetto - in Säcken, Kisten und Särgen, mit Schlafmitteln betäubt, durch Keller und Abwasserkanäle. Mit gefälschten Papieren gibt sie den Kindern eine neue Identität und verschafft ihnen in polnischen Familien, bei Freunden, Waisenhäusern und Klöstern ein neues Zuhause. Die Namen der geretteten Kinder notiert sie und vergräbt die Liste unter einem Apfelbaum. Selbst als die Gestapo sie fasst und foltert, gibt sie ihr Geheimnis nicht preis und überlebt wie durch ein Wunder. Die Geschichte einer fast vergessenen Heldin - neu erzählt auf der Gundlange jahrelanger Recherchen und Interviews mit Überlebenden. Zutiefst berührend, spannend wie ein Roman und zugleich unglaublich inspirierend.

Wearing The Red Bandanna

Author: Margie Griffin Warsavage
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781478719441
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As America's great cattle drives wound down in the late 1800s, Dumont Griffin rode beyond the myth he helped to create and built a ranch. A century later, his granddaughter, Margie, retraces his journey to Ekalaka, Montana, the town at the end of the trail, in search of her family's roots. As she records her own adventure through the modern landscape, she unearths the stories of the old West. Through Margie's eyes, we meet Olive, the abiding ranch wife who raises eight children on the windswept prairie, and Nibs, the rawboned uncle in a buffalo hide coat who nurtures his nephews with tall tales. Of seven sons set adrift in the worst of times, teenaged Ted joins two older brothers as they try to outrun the Great Depression in a boxcar headed east. Pat wrangles his dream of running a Colorado ranch, only to struggle through one of the worst winters on record, while scholarly Bobby, the youngest son, is left to cope alone in an isolated farmhouse. This memorable true story of hardship on the High Plains captures one family's resilience, beginning with a slow waltz of courtship at a community dance, and ending with a boot-stomping sing-along at a family reunion. Wearing the Red Bandanna is the memoir of three generations of a western family inspired by the affectionate relationship of a young daughter and her storytelling father.

W Lfe Ums Schloss

Author: Joan Aiken
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783938899113
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Schluss mit dem Glück auf Schloss Willoughby Chase für Bonnie und ihre Cousine Sylvia! Bonnies Eltern müssen verreisen, die neue Gouvernante erweist sich als Schurkin, will Schloss und Besitz an sich reissen. Für die Mädchen beginnt eine lange Odyssee. Ab 9.