Howard Beach bus driver who drove rescuers to World Trade Center releases children’s book

Retired MTA bus driver Nick Rotondo, whose bus was commandeered by the NYPD during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, has written a children’s book about his experience, reports Max Parrott for the Queens Chronicle.

Rotondo was driving an M11 bus in upper Manhattan on the day of the attacks, when a cop boarded and ordered the passengers off. Rotondo then drove to a nearby precinct and took a busload of cops to Lower Manhattan. He continued to transport other emergency personnel that day.

The picture book he wrote, I Am a First Responder, is illustrated by Joan Coleman and does not directly refer to the attacks or the carnage they caused, making it suitable for small children.

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