A book featuring the 9-year old girl slain in last weekend's Arizona shootings jumped into the top 200 on Amazon.com after President Obama mentioned it in his speech at Tucson.
Christina Green was among 50 children in "Faces of Hope," a paperback collection of photographs of babies born on the day of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The book was ranked No. 8,288 before Obama's speech Wednesday night at the University of Arizona and was No. 154, and out of stock, by Thursday morning.
Christina Green's father, John Green, told NBC’s Lester Holt that his daughter was aware of what happened on the day she was born and knew it was a significant event.
“She was very proud of that,” Green said through tears. “She began her life with a tragedy on 9/11 and her life was ended with a tragedy here in Arizona, but it was nine good years in the middle so the tragedies were the bookends. The bulk of her life was wonderful and we loved every minute of it so.”
Because of her interest in public service, John Green said he is glad that her death did not go unnoticed by national leaders.
“I’m proud of her ... That is where she started, President Obama and his campaign is where she started getting interested in politics, and at least to have him mention her makes me feel good.”
"Faces of Hope" was released in 2002 by HCI Books, a publisher based in Deerfield Beach, Fla. A spokeswoman said a new printing would be commissioned quickly.