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Chief

by Chris Ganci

Pete Ganci was Chief of the FDNY. He was funny, brave, determined, and, ultimately, selfless. On September 11, he died doing what he loved most: fighting fires and saving lives.

Chief is a chronicle of Ganci's career, written by his youngest son, Chris. But it is also the story of what firefighters do every day. Illustrated with personal pictures from the Ganci family and professional photos from the FDNY, this is a portrait of a man who loved his job. And it is Chris's effort to honor all those who sacrificed their lives on 9/11 and who have continued to risk their lives every day since.

Ages
11, 8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 6
Grade Level Equivalent
4.4
Lexile Measure
800L
DRA
40
Guided Reading
R
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
40
Genre
Informational, Biography, Biography and Autobiography

About the Author

Chris Ganci He is also the author of Chief: The Life of Peter J. Ganci, A New York Firefighter, a lovingly crafted and inspirational book honoring his father, the highest-ranking firefighter to lose his life on September 11.

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