9/11 Book: The Little Chapel that Stood

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The Little Chapel that Stood by A.B. Curtiss, illustrated by Mirto Golino

Ages 9 – 12, 40 pages

The Little Chapel that Stood is a beautiful book that tells the story of the historic chapel, St. Paul’s, less than 100 yards from the Twin Towers that survived on September 11th. Rescue workers used the chapel as a safe haven between helping people in the towers. St. Paul’s Chapel has a long and significant history, for example its first service was in 1698 and George Washington attended services. Visors can see artifacts from September 11th inside St. Paul’s Chapel.  The link below provides more information about St. Paul’s timeline.

Around the Chapel of Old St. Paul

Blow the dancing leaves of the coming of Fall.

In the morning breeze they leap and fly

Beneath the towers that scrape the sky.

Two planes hijacked by a terrorist crew

Struck the Twin Towers: no warning, no clue!

Who thought it could happen, or knew what to do?

Fireman came and New York’s Men in Blue

Information about St. Paul’s involvement on September 11th:


Information about St. Paul’s long history:


2 thoughts on “9/11 Book: The Little Chapel that Stood

    Caroline responded:
    September 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Reblogged this on Children's Books & More.

    Angeline M said:
    September 10, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    A beautiful photo of the chapel. I have read about it, but hadn’t seen a photo until now.

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