Book featuring 9-year-old shooting victim sees dramatic rise in sales
Christina Taylor Green, the 9-year-old girl who was killed in the Tucson shootings last weekend, was a major subject of President Obama’s speech at the memorial service held on Wednesday night. Now the book that she was featured in eight years ago has seen a dramatic rise in sales.
Green was among the children who were pictured in the book “Faces of Hope.” It collected photographs from 50 children who were born on Sept. 11, 2001. Obama quoted from the book in his speech last night and within hours it had risen from obscurity to being one of Amazon’s top 200 books. The AP reports that before Obama's speech the book was ranked No. 8,288. Today the book is ranked No. 154 and is out of stock.
HCI Books published “Faces of Hope” in 2002. A spokeswoman told the AP that a second printing had been commissioned.