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American Widow


Losing a loved one must be hard. Losing a loved one to a terrorist attack, perhaps the world’s most famous terrorist attack to date, must be harder still. But when you’re also a month and a half away from giving birth to the victim’s son?

This is the true story of Alissa Torres, written by her and illustrated by Sungyoon Choi. It tells of how she met her Colombian husband Eddie, fell in love, married and got pregnant by him. It tells of his second day of a new job at the World Trade Center, where he was when the infamous plane-bomb attack occurred. And it tells of how she picked up the pieces of her life and carried on through it all, battling to regain a normal life for the sake of herself and her son – two more people to add to the already extraordinary roster of heroes of 9/11.

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Andy Shaw

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