Exploring September 11

Exploring September 11

Books for Children

September Roses

cover photo: September Roses by Jeanette Winter JE WIN.J

Two sisters fly from South Africa to New York for a flower show on September 11, 2001. When their plane is delayed and they miss the show, they are able to find a good use for the roses they have grown in the midst of the unfolding tragedy.

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Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey

cover photo: Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman J 974.71044 KAL.M

A fireboat, launched in 1931, is retired after many years of fighting fires along the Hudson River, but is saved from being scrapped and then called into service again on September 11, 2001. Join some of the heroes from that day as they fight the flames left by the plane crashes.

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Heroes of the Day

cover photo: Heroes of the Day by Nancy Louis J 974.71044 LOU.N

Part of a series called "War on Terrorism." Describes the actions of emergency telephone operators, police officers, firefighters, trained dogs, and individual citizens who helped in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

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New York's Bravest

cover photo: New York's Bravest by Mary Pope Osborne JE OSB.M

Tells of the heroic deeds of the legendary New York firefighter, Mose Humphreys.

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Chief: The Life of Peter J. Ganci, a New York City Firefighter

cover photo: Chief: The Life of Peter J. Ganci, a New York City Firefighter by Chris Ganci J B GAN.P

Traces the life and firefighting career of the author's father, the highest ranking member of the New York City fire department to die on September 11, 2001.

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14 Cows for America

cover photo: 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy J 327.67 DEE.C

Maasai tribal members, after hearing the story of the September 11th attacks from a young Maasai, who was in New York on that day, decide to present the American people with fourteen sacred cows as a healing gift.

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This Place I Know: Poems of Comfort

cover photo: This Place I Know: Poems of Comfort by Georgia Heard J 811.008 THIS

A collection of poems written to comfort after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. This book was created especially for New York City schoolchildren who witnessed the event firsthand, though it speaks to all people.

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It's Still a Dog's New York

cover photo: It's Still a Dog's New York by Susan L. Roth JE ROT.S

Pepper and Rover are miserable after the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Together they learn that, even though they are sad, they can go on.

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On That Day: A Book of Hope for Children

cover photo: On That Day: A Book of Hope for Children by Andrea Patel J 974.71044 PAT.A

This book tells children that although terrible things happen, there is still hope that the world can be a better place.

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There's a Big, Beautiful World Out There!

cover photo: There's a Big, Beautiful World Out There! by Nancy L. Carlson JE CAR.N

Written in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. A young girl realizes that, although there are many things to be afraid of in the world, such as a thunderstorm, there is even more to look forward to, such as the rainbow that will follow the storm.

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