πŸ“’ Author : Jim DeFede
πŸ“’ Publisher : Harper Collins
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-07-12
πŸ“’ Pages : 256
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0062103288
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : The True Story Behind the Events on 9/11 that Inspired Broadway’s Smash Hit Musical Come from Away When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill. As the passengers stepped from the airplanes, exhausted, hungry and distraught after being held on board for nearly 24 hours while security checked all of the baggage, they were greeted with a feast prepared by the townspeople. Local bus drivers who had been on strike came off the picket lines to transport the passengers to the various shelters set up in local schools and churches. Linens and toiletries were bought and donated. A middle school provided showers, as well as access to computers, email, and televisions, allowing the passengers to stay in touch with family and follow the news. Over the course of those four days, many of the passengers developed friendships with Gander residents that they expect to last a lifetime. As a show of thanks, scholarship funds for the children of Gander have been formed and donations have been made to provide new computers for the schools. This book recounts the inspiring story of the residents of Gander, Canada, whose acts of kindness have touched the lives of thousands of people and been an example of humanity and goodwill.


πŸ“’ Author : Jim DeFede
πŸ“’ Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2003-08-14
πŸ“’ Pages : 256
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0060559713
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : "For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help. They placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked for nothing in return. They affirmed the basic goodness of man at a time when it was easy to doubt such humanity still existed." When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than six thousand displaced travelers. Roxanne and Clarke Loper were excited to be on their way home from a lengthy and exhausting trip to Kazakhstan, where they had adopted a daughter, when their plane suddenly changed course and they found themselves in Newfoundland. Hannah and Dennis O'Rourke, who had been on vacation in Ireland, were forced to receive updates by telephone on the search for their son Kevin, who was among the firefighters missing at the World Trade Center. George Vitale, a New York state trooper and head of the governor's security detail in New York City who was returning from a trip to Dublin, struggled to locate his sister Patty, who worked in the Twin Towers. A family of Russian immigrants, on their way to the Seattle area to begin a new life, dealt with the uncertainty of conditions in their future home. The people of Gander were asked to aid and care for these distraught travelers, as well as for thousands more, and their response was truly extraordinary. Oz Fudge, the town constable, searched all over Gander for a flight-crew member so that he could give her a hug as a favor to her sister, a fellow law enforcement officer who managed to reach him by phone. Eithne Smith, an elementary-school teacher, helped the passengers staying at her school put together letters to family members all over the world, which she then faxed. Bonnie Harris, Vi Tucker, and Linda Humby, members of a local animal protection agency, crawled into the jets' cargo holds to feed and care for all of the animals on the flights. Hundreds of people put their names on a list to take passengers into their homes and give them a chance to get cleaned up and relax. The Day the World Came to Town is a positively heartwarming account of the citizens of Gander and its surrounding communities and the unexpected guests who were welcomed with exemplary kindness.


πŸ“’ Author : Kevin Tuerff
πŸ“’ Publisher : House of Anansi
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-02-06
πŸ“’ Pages : 168
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781487005146
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : A fully revised and updated paperback edition featuring over twenty colour photographs. When Kevin Tuerff and his partner boarded their flight from France to New York City on September 11, 2001, they had no idea that a few hours later the world β€” and their lives β€” would change forever. After U.S. airspace closed following the terrorist attacks, Kevin, who had been experiencing doubts about organized religion, found himself in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, with thousands of other refugees or β€œcome from aways.” Channel of Peace is a beautiful account of how the people of Gander rallied with boundless acts of generosity and compassion for the β€œplane people,” renewing Kevin’s spirituality and inspiring him to organize an annual and growing β€œgiving back” day. His story, along with others, has reached thousands of people when it was incorporated into the Broadway musical Come From Away. In Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11, you will find an unforgettable, uplifting tale of goodwill, the strength of the human spirit, and hope.


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πŸ“’ Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-05-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 104
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781540030672
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Music

SYNOPSIS : (Vocal Selections). Twelve vocal arrangements with piano accompaniment are presented in this collection from this award-winning 2017 Broadway musical presenting the true story of airline passengers stranded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Includes: Blankets and Bedding * Costume Party * Finale * I Am Here * Me and the Sky * Prayer * Screech In * Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere (38 Planes Reprise) * Stop the World * 28 Hours * Welcome to the Rock * Wherever We Are.


πŸ“’ Author : David Macfarlane
πŸ“’ Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2001-04-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 320
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780802776167
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Based on the stories of his mother's relatives, the Goodyears of Newfoundland, the author weaves the major events of the island throughout the 20th century into his own tale of the ill-starred fortunes of his family. Photos. Map.


πŸ“’ Author : Greg Malone
πŸ“’ Publisher : Vintage
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014
πŸ“’ Pages : 314
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780307401342
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : The provocative and long-overdue book about how Newfoundlanders were deceived by Canada and Britain, now available as a trade paperback. The true story, drawn from official documents and hours of personal interviews, of how Newfoundland and Labrador joined Confederation and became Canada's 10th province in 1949. A rich cast of characters--hailing from Britain, America, Canada and Newfoundland--battle it out for the prize of the resource-rich, financially solvent, militarily strategic island. The twists and turns are as dramatic as those in any spy novel and extremely surprising, since the "official" version of Newfoundland history has held for over 50 years almost without question.


πŸ“’ Author : Jan Marino
πŸ“’ Publisher : Camelot
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1993
πŸ“’ Pages : 204
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0380716720
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : African Americans

SYNOPSIS : Wanda feels betrayed when her parents' glamorous boarder doesn't introduce her to Elvis Presley, and it takes a near-tragedy to reunite them and to help her face the truth about her family and herself.


πŸ“’ Author : Mary Casanova
πŸ“’ Publisher : Macmillan
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-05-24
πŸ“’ Pages : 36
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780374317423
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Juvenile Fiction

SYNOPSIS : When outlaw Dirk Yeller arrives in town looking for something to take away his cat-scratch fever, young Sam, whose pa says he is "a world-a-trouble and curious as a tomcat," knows just what this dangerous and jittery criminal needs to calm him down.


πŸ“’ Author : Gary Collins
πŸ“’ Publisher : Flanker Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 227
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1897317670
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Aircraft accidents

SYNOPSIS : Where Eagles Lie Fallen is celebrated master storyteller Gary Collins's solemn tribute to the American servicemen and servicewomen who lost their lives aboard Arrow Air Flight 1285 when it crashed in Gander, Newfoundland, on December 12, 1985.This is a story of a tremendous loss of life, of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. military - the world-renowned "Screaming Eagles." Eyewitnesses to the tragedy and the surviving loved ones of the lost American soldiers reveal for the first time the profound effect this event had on them, and how it still affects them today. Within these pages you will meet "Buckeye" Brady, "Keybird" Kee, Michael Shayne "Eliot" Stack, "Ziggy" Ziegler, "Jenny" Word, and Sergeant Christine M. McCleery, American servicemen and servicewomen lost aboard Arrow Air Flight 1285. Among those who assisted Gary Collins in the reconstruction of that fateful day are Robyn Stack, mother of Michael Shayne "Eliot" Stack, Gander Deputy Mayor Sandra Kelly, Air Traffic Controller Glenn Blandford, Mayor Doug Sheppard, and Gander resident Pat Kane.


πŸ“’ Author : Kimberly Willis Holt
πŸ“’ Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-07-19
πŸ“’ Pages : 240
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1429957859
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Juvenile Fiction

SYNOPSIS : National Book Award Winner The red words painted on the trailer caused quite a buzz around town and before an hour was up, half of Antler was standing in line with two dollars clutched in hand to see the fattest boy in the world. Toby Wilson is having the toughest summer of his life. It's the summer his mother leaves for good; the summer his best friend's brother returns from Vietnam in a coffin. And the summer that Zachary Beaver, the fattest boy in the world, arrives in their sleepy Texas town. While it's a summer filled with heartache of every kind, it's also a summer of new friendships gained and old friendships renewed. And it's Zachary Beaver who turns the town of Antler upside down and leaves everyone, especially Toby, changed forever. With understated elegance, Kimberly Willis Holt tells a compelling coming-of-age story about a thirteen-year-old boy struggling to find himself in an imperfect world. At turns passionate and humorous, this extraordinary novel deals sensitively and candidly with obesity, war, and the true power of friendship. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town is the winner of the 1999 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. This title has Common Core connections.