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September 11 Nonfiction Books

Help your child understand the events and people involved in 9/11, from photos of Ground Zero and to poems written about the terrorist attacks.
 
Peace
by Tucker Shaw

Since the events of September 11, 2001, peace has new meaning for many people.  Thoughts, questions, and historical notes about peace and the quest for it are collected in this volume.

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I Will Remember You
by Laura Dower
Grief is a very personal process. This book explores different aspects of grief and suggests exercises to help deal with it. Advice from experts and stories from teens who have been there will help teens realize that they are not alone.
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Death and Dying
Series: Life Balance
by Carol Antoinette Peacock

Preteens face complex issues on a daily basis. Before stress takes over, Life Balance helps them take control. This important series provides 10–13 year-olds with information, support, and concrete solutions to difficult problems.

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Rudy Giuliani
by Anna Layton Sharp

Born and raised in New York City, Rudy Giuliani dreamed of becoming the first Italian American President of the United States. With unwavering ambition and drive, he set out to achieve that goal, attending law school and working for the U.S.

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The 2001 World Trade Center Attack
Series: Code Red
by Jacqueline Dembar Greene

In a fiery flash, a low-flying plane crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Moments later, another passenger jet explodes into the South Tower as part of a horrific terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

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Chief: The Life Of Peter J. Ganci, A New York City Firefighter
by Chris Ganci

Pete Ganci was Chief of the FDNY. He was funny, brave, determined, and, ultimately, selfless. On September 11, he died doing what he loved most: fighting fires and saving lives.

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911: The Book of Help
by Michael Cart

This collection of essays, poems, short fiction, and drawings was created in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, by authors and illustrators of books for young adults.

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Understanding September 11th: Answering Questions About the Attacks on America
by Mitch Frank

On September 11th, America was attacked. But while we know what happened on that tragic day, many of us don't understand why it happened. In this important book, Time magazine reporter Mitch Frank clearly and concisely explains why, and answers the following essential questions.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul of America
by Jack Canfield , Mark Victor Hansen

Stories of compassion and heroism celebrate those who are making a difference, paying tribute to them all. At a time when so many are in pain, these unique stories will touch readers with love and wisdom and offer resources for those suffering a loss.

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September 11, 2001
by Andrew Santella

This book recounts events of September 11, 2001, when terrorists flew into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, discusses what is known of the terrorists, and relates how America has responded to the tragedy.

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Heroes of 9/11
Series: Ten True Tales
by Allan Zullo

The first responders on September 11, 2001 — firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, military officers and even many civilians — risked their lives to save people they didn't know. Every one of them is a hero.

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