Understanding September 11th

Filled with pictures, maps, and straightforward explanations, this is the book that will enable young people to understand both the events of 9/11 and the history leading up to it.
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Updated on: August 15, 2002
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Other Books on September 11


Bibliography of September 11 Books
Grade Levels: All

Bravemole
Grade Levels: Intermediate, Middle
Lynne Jonell
Inspired by the events of September 11, 2001, Bravemole is a moving story of courage. Perfect for prompting conversations about the tragedy or remembering the brave efforts of all who came forward to help, the tale celebrates the extraordinary capacity of the most humble to make a difference.

Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms
Grade Levels: Primary, Intermediate
Christine Maclean
This lively picture book celebrates imaginative play and family togetherness as it pays a subtle tribute to today's heroes.

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
Grade Levels: Primary, Intermediate
Maira Kalman
This is the inspiring true story of the John J. Harvey, a retired New York City fireboat, reinstated on September 11, 2001.

Lucy and The Liberty Quilt
Grade Levels: Intermediate, Middle
Victoria London, Angela Liang (Illustrator)
This story takes place in modern-day America. The character Lucy Lee, like everyone else in the world, is rocked by the unbelievable events of September 11. Her response to the events makes this book an inspirational and heartfelt story.

Peace
Grade Levels: Middle, Secondary
Tucker Shaw
Teens from across the U.S. and around the world share their thoughts on peace, what the world was like before the tragedies, how their lives have changed as a result of those events, and what their hopes and dreams are for the future.

Terrorism (Understanding Issues)
Grade Levels: Intermediate, Middle
Gail B. Stewart
Stewart discusses the images, causes, and effects of terrorism, as well as what can be done to prevent it.

United We Stand: America's War Against Terrorism
Grade Levels: Intermediate, Middle
Carole Marsh
Timely, factual, sensitive information for children about America's response to terrorism.

With Their Eyes: September 11th: The View from a High School at Ground Zero
Grade Levels: Intermediate, Middle, Secondary
Annie Thoms (Compiler), Taresh Batra (Editor), Anna Deavere Smith
Tuesday, September 11, began like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center. Within a few hours that Tuesday morning, the students experienced an event that transformed their lives completely. Here are their firsthand accounts of that day.

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