September 11: 2 Books that Help Us Remember

| September 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 11, 2011

With Their Eyes: September 11th—The View from a High School at Ground Zero

By Annie Thoms

Reading level: Ages 13 and up

Paperback: 256 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (August 20, 2002)

Source: Publisher

Publisher’s synopsis: Tuesday, September 11, seemed like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center. The semester was just beginning, and the students, faculty, and staff were ready to start a new year.

Within a few hours that Tuesday morning, they would experience an event that transformed all their lives completely.

Here, in their own words, are the firsthand stories of a day none of us will ever forget.

Add this book to your collection: With Their Eyes: September 11th—The View from a High School at Ground Zero

America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell

By Don Brown

Reading level: Ages 6 and up

Hardcover: 64 pages

Publisher: Flash Point (August 16, 2011)

Source: Publisher

Publisher’s synopsis: On the ten year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy, a straightforward and sensitive book for a generation of readers too young to remember that terrible day.

The events of September 11, 2001 changed the world forever. In the fourth installment of the Actual Times series, Don Brown narrates the events of the day in a way that is both accessible and understandable for young readers. Straightforward and honest, this account moves chronologically through the morning, from the plane hijackings to the crashes at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania; from the rescue operations at the WTC site to the collapse of the buildings. Vivid watercolor illustrations capture the emotion and pathos of the tragedy making this an important book about an unforgettable day in American history.

Add this book to your collection: America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell

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Category: Ages 4-8, Ages 9-12, Cultural Wisdom, Current Affairs

About the Author ()

The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is powered by Bianca Schulze. Bianca is a freelance writer, bookseller, aspiring author, and mother to two daughters. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, her goal is to grow readers by showcasing useful and inspiring books!

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