Title: Faces of Hope 10 Years Later
Sub Title: Babies Born on a day of Horror Live a Life of Hope
Author: Christine Pisera Naman
Publication Date: 1 August 2011
This book is dedicated to the memory of Christine Taylor Green. She was born 11 September 2001 and died 8 January 2011. She was the youngest victim at the Arizona shooting spree on 8 January 2011 at Representative Gabriella Giffords political event.
Christine Taylor 11 September 2001 /12:50 pm - 8 January 2011
'If there are rain puddles in heaven, Christine is Jumping in them today." -President Barack Obama in his address to the Nation, Memorial speech in Arizona, 2011.
The first edition of this book was filled with big eyed babies that were born 11 September 2001. Ten years later this book shows those same big eyed babies as young children. Now they show eyes filled with hope and big toothy grins. Also, each child has made a piece of art that is included with their photograph, along with a quote from the child on how they plan to make the world a better place.
This is the first time I have read anything about this horrible day, that made me feel happy. Usually anything about this day fiills me with an overwhelming sense of helplessness and sadness. But,looking at the beautiful faces of these children and reading about their hopes and dreams, makes me realize that the world is still a wonderful place.
There are 50 children in this book, one from each state. All of the children express good things about the world, even though they are all very aware of what happened on the day they were born. This is not a book about grief and sadness, it is a book of Hope and Happiness. This can be seen in their art work, in their faces, and in their writings about making the world a better place. I think this book is a lovely tribute to that day!
Jacob Robert, New York 12:23pm
"I will make the world abetter place by going in the woods and cleaning all the trash. And then if I see a sick animal I will help it out and ask if I could take it to the vet. That is how I will make the world a better place."
Carson Wil 7:56 am and Collin Levi 7:57 am, Texas
"We Will make the world a better place by making people laugh and giving big hugs."