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Internet @ Schools Announces the Ernie Colón Author Program

Posted Apr 11, 2007
Bookmark and Share has announced that Ernie Colón and his book "The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation" are highlighted in the latest original author program.

Released in December 2005, "The 9/11 Commission Report" provides a comprehensive look at the attacks of September 11, 2001, and describes the events that led up to them. Since the report comprises nearly 600 pages, it's safe to say the majority of Americans, including students, have not read it. To make the report's content more vivid and accessible, comics artist Ernie Colón, working with collaborator Sid Jacobson, produced "The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation," published in 2006. 

A visual rendering of the information presented in "The 9/11 Commission Report," the book follows the original text word-for-word, using illustrations and timelines to bring life to the searing events of that infamous day. The powerful graphic adaptation offers secondary-level educators a compelling way to help students understand the impact of 9/11, and to put its events into a meaningful historical perspective.

In's author program, in a four-minute movie, Colón reveals the process of creating "The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation," discusses the craft and language of "graphic continuity," and demonstrates how he draws his illustrations and makes his panels. The program also includes links to Web sites featuring information about 9/11 and the world of graphic novels. To view the Ernie Colón author program, visit original author programs include in-depth written interviews about the authors' background, books, and writing process, plus links to relevant Web sites and book guides. These resources bring authors and illustrators directly into libraries and classrooms, allowing students to learn first-hand how ideas, art, and text come together to create a book. For more information, or to sign up for a free 14-day trial, visit


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