The Big Red Barn Speaks...gives the reader a peek into the history of a beloved barn nestled in the hills of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The story, told from the barn's point of view, shares the barn's memories beginning in the late 1800's and continues through the years until September 11, 2001. The barn then becomes a part of American history. Through the eyes of the barn, which is located only a few miles from the crash site of United Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, children hear about the tragedy of Flight 93 in a safe and nonthreatening way. They learn that the passengers on Flight 93 became heroes that day by standing up against terrorism.