Our Heroes Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the story of fifteen Latino firefighters who went up the World Trade Center that Tuesday morning and never came out. Several of them had broken down barriers: the only Puerto Rican in the firehouse, one of the first Hispanics to join the Fire Department. All of them were doing their jobs, the extraordinary job of putting the lives of others ahead of their own. This is the story of our heroes.
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Plot & Themes

Plotlet:    -   minorities fighting for rights job/profession:    -   firefighter Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Hispanic/Spanish Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+ Disaster Story    -   Yes Kind of disaster    -   plane crash

Subject of Biography

Ethnicity    -   Hispanic/Latinic Nationality    -   American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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