We will Never Forget!

Today marks the 20 year anniversary of September 11, 2001, the day our lives in America were changed forever. A day which shocked the world. Most of us remember where we were that day. However, most children born after 2000, do not.

Even though news reports and videos are available of the Twin Towers crumbling, the planes before they hit, first responders running into the burning buildings, the Pentagon on fire and the crash site of United Airlines flight 93. It is still hard for children to understand the impact of that day. Yet, with the many sad reports of trauma and death, emerged stories of courage, unlikely friendships formed, resilience and the true American spirit.

So the question is how do you explain to your child the significance of this day? Well, to help you out, I have taken the liberty of choosing 4 children’s books available here in Barnes and Nobles. Here are the suggestions below:

30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag
by Amanda Davis, Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator)
Branches of Hope:
The 9/11 Survivor Tree
by Ann Magee, Nicole Wong (Illustrator)
The branches of the 9/11 Survivor Tree poked through the rubble at Ground Zero. They were glimpses of hope in the weeks after September 11th.
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story
by Nora Raleigh Baskin
A bittersweet story about four children from all over the country in the days leading up to September 11th.
The Day the World Came to Town:
9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
by Jim DeFede
When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport by the closing
of U.S. airspace on September 11th.

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