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Children’s Books About 9/11

This post is from last September 11th but the resources are still very relevant for those looking to find ways to talk to their children about the events 12 years ago … Never forget.

Olivia is just now getting to the age where she can hold a mini conversation and ask us about things she sees and hears. I am thankful, however, that on this day, she is not yet asking me what the flags are flying for, why people are wearing pins, or what 9/11 means.

I am thankful because I am terrified of the day when she will ask me and how I will answer that question truthfully without scaring her half to death or making her mistrustful of others.

It’s going to be a tough conversation and one that I will need to be prepared for. For those of you who have little ones already asking the tough questions, here are some children’s books to help you through those discussions.

America is Under Attack by Don Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September Roses by Jeanette Winter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Still a Dog’s New York by Susan Roth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Survivor Tree: Inspired by a True Story by Cheryl Somers Aubin and Sheila Harrington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 12th: We Knew Everything Would Be All Right by Masterson Elementary Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Little Chapel that Stood by A.B. Curtiss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 11, 2001: A Day in History by Evelyn B. Block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do Not Be Sad- A Chronicle of Healing by FDNY Engine 24 Ladder 5