Here are two incredible kids’ books about September 11 to read with your kids and open up discussion about these tragic events.
By Annie Thoms
Reading level: Ages 13 and up
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (August 20, 2002)
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
By Don Brown
Reading level: Ages 6 and up
Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Flash Point (August 16, 2011)
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