The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

By Mordicai Gerstein

Reading Level: Early Elementary School, Late Elementary School
Genre: Non Fiction
Awards: Caldecott Medal
Publisher: Roaring Book Press 2003

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A lyrical story of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.