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Subway Story

Subway Story - Julia Sarcone-Roach Jessie is a subway car placed into service for the New York World’s Fair in the sixties. She loved her work carrying people back and forth across the city. She worked for many years, but, eventually, her lack of air conditioning and her worn seats resulted in her being decommissioned. Finally, Jessie was put to a new use, serving as the basis for rebuilding the reef in the ocean.A gentle story of repurposing, of finding new uses for old things, for young children, told with lovely pictures. Reminiscent of one of my favorite children’s picture books, The Little House.“The cars were loaded onto a barge in the river, and a tugboat pulled the barge out of the city harbor. As the waves got bigger, Jessie felt the breezes whistle through her empty windows. Curious fish peered up at them as the barge moved into the open ocean.‘Will I ever get to see my city again?’ Jessie nervously thought.”