On the day that shocks the world, one boy just wants to find his dad. A powerful addition to the gripping I SURVIVED series.

The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his Uncle Benny, his dad's best friend at the fire department where they both work. Benny taught Lucas everything about football. So when Lucas's parents decide the sport is too dangerous and he needs to quit, Lucas has to talk to his biggest fan.

So the next morning, Lucas takes the train to the city instead of the bus to school. It's a bright, beautiful day in New York. But just as Lucas arrives at his uncle's firehouse, everything changes—and nothing will ever be the same again.


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This image of the New York Times front page on September 12, 2001, depicts the devastation of the World Trade Center attacks. On 9/11, 50,000 people were working in the World Trade Center and more than 2,000 lives were lost. (© 2001 The New York Times)
On September 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, two man-made reflecting pools measuring about an acre in size each were dedicated on the site of the fallen towers. (© Gale S. Hanratty/Alamy)
Did You Know...Facts about the Attacks of September 11, 2001
  • By 10 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, terrorists had crashed three commercial jets into three iconic American superstructures: The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, and the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia. American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were flown into the North Tower (Tower 1) and the South Tower (Tower 2); American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon.
  • By 10:05 a.m., a fourth and final jet-United Airlines Flight 93-crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Later, it was learned that Flight 93 was intended for either the U.S. Capitol building or the White House in Washington, D.C. But passengers on that plane learned of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and stormed the cockpit to try and regain control of the plane.
  • By 10:30 a.m., both the South Tower and the North Tower of the World Trade Center had collapsed.
  • On the day of the attacks, 50,000 people were working in the World Trade Center. 2,016 of them died, in addition to 343 firefighters and 60 police officers.
  • On the 10th anniversary of the attacks, a 9/11 Memorial was dedicated at Ground Zero in New York City-the sixteen acre disaster zone surrounding the fallen towers. The Memorial features the world's largest man-made waterfalls and reflecting pools of about an acre in size each.


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