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I Survived September 11

I was beyond excited to have the opportunity of illustrating this graphic novel, but it was also a daunting challenge to tackle the subject matter. I wondered if it was a subject I could handle, let alone the kids who would be reading it. But the story was crafted in a way that kids can digest while still being so informative. The book follows the events through the eyes of Lucas, a boy close to the same age as I was in 2001 (it’s strange to realize that this year, 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks). I’m really happy with how it turned out, and I’m proud of the message of hope and healing it conveys – focusing on the courageous first-responders. It was so awesome getting to work with Scholastic, author @laurentarshis, script adapter @askmaridee, and colorist @chillustrates (who did all the awesome color work in the book). It will be available on August 3rd, 2021.