Friday, September 9, 2011

Remembering 9/11

I can't believe it has been 10 years since the 9/11 attacks.   It seems very surreal.   I was working in NYC at the time and saw the towers was an eerie day one filled with apprehension and despair.   So many news outlets are showing footage of that day....I still have hard time looking at the images.

A friend asked me to recommend some books for her students.   There are so many to choose from.   Here are just a few to help explain this horrible day in American History....

New Titles:

America Under Attack: September 11, 2011: The Day the Towers Fell by Don Brown Ages 6 & Up...suggestion courtesy of my friend Joe S.

September 11 Then & Now by Peter Benoit Ages 7 & Up.

September 11, 2011: Attack On New York City by Wilborn Hampton Revised edition Ages 10& Up.

Older titles:

More To That Day, 9/11 by Cindy L. Rodriguez and illustrated by Joyce L. Elliot Ages 8 & Up.

The Little Chapel that Stood by A.B. Curtiss ages 4 & Up.  This historic chapel built in 1766 became a refuge during and after the attacks.  

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman Ages 6 & Up.


My sister Ann E. Burg wrote two New York books.....I am mentioning them because they both have moving tributes to the World Trade Centers and the 9/11 attacks.

E is for Empire by Ann Burg and illustrated by Maureen Brookfield ages 6 & Up ----W is for World Trade Center...

The New York Reader by Ann E. Burg and illustrated by Maureen Brookfield ages 6 & Up.

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