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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Review: "Faces of Hope 10 Years Later"

TITLE:Faces of Hope 10 Years Later: Babies Born on 9/11
AUTHOR: Christine Pisera Naman
PUBLISHER: Deerfield Beach, FL: Heath Communications, 2011.

This book is a pleasant collection of 10-year-old kids from all over the 50 states in the United States. Comprising a mixture of boys and girls, all born on the fateful September 11th, in 2001, it presents a portrait of hope expressed in a smiling photo, an illustrated picture, and words of hope for the future. Each child is a September 11 child. Each represents the state from which they were born. Put together, they all represent the face of America, that there is no need to feel remorse or despair about what had happened at the height of the terrorist attacks in America. In fact, the main thrust of the book is to remind everyone that there is hope. There is hope after terrorism. There is hope in the young. There is hope, as long as we all learn to maintain a positive outlook that promises to change the world.

This book may not be a conventional novel or a non-fiction how to do it yourself book. It is an invitation to readers to take the time to browse the hopes of young children during our modern uncertain times. It is a moment for us to take a snapshot of where we are in our respective life journeys, and to recall our own hopes when we are children. It is also a time for us to slow down amid a busy world, reminding ourselves about what we are busy about and why we are rushing all over the place. Perhaps, in some special way, the simplicity of this book can ignite in readers a spark to bring a light of hope to the world, beginning with where we are.


This ebook is sent to me free from HCIbooks and NetGalley without any obligation for a positive review. The comments above are freely mine.

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