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Images from Some People Are Brave

By: Dawn Imamoto
Publication: The Voice, Vol. 7, No. 4
Date: September-October 2002

Images from the book, Some People Are Brave, written and illustrated by Dawn Imamoto's second grade students. Before the attacks, Imamoto's class had been working on a unit on bravery, which included Florence Parry Heide's book, Some Things Are Scary. Imamoto, a teacher at the Area 3 Writing Project at UC Davis in California, decided to use Heide's book as a model for her students to create their own publication based on their understanding of bravery in the context of the events of September 11, 2001. Read the complete article.

For larger views of the illustrations, click on the images below. 


The children who lost their mommies and daddies are brave. by Mark
The friends who are looking for the missing people in New York are brave. by Katya

The nurses who are saving the people in the buildings are brave. by Sabrina

The people who volunteer to give money to the homeless people in New York are brave. by Vanessa

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