September Roses

6082-1A little book for a big subject:  September Roses by Jeanette Winter is a beautiful story of two South African sisters traveling to New York City for a flower convention in 2001. Stranded at the airport after the events of September 11, they sat with 2,400 roses that became a tribute in Union Square.

Read the story first, then the author’s notes in the front and back of the book. September Roses briefly covers the collapse of the World Trade Center, but its focus is on human kindness and compassion.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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2 Responses to September Roses

  1. This looks like a beautifully unique book!

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