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Remembering 9/11: 10 Years Later
Books for parents and children to discuss the anniversary together.
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Title: Good Night, Commander
Author: Akbarpour, Ahmad
ISBN: 9780888999894
Notes: While this book is actually about the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s, its devastating plot and emotionally raw pictures represent war and how it affects children. It also provides historical context for the on-going war in Iraq. Best for grades 5 and up.

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Title: America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: the Day the Towers Fell
Author: Brown, Don
ISBN: 9781596436947
Notes: This book is an historical account of the events of the day. Best for 4th grade and up.

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Title: 14 Cows for America
Author: Deedy, Carmen Agra
ISBN: 9781561454907
Notes: The story of Kenya's symbolic gift to the United States after the attacks, and an excellent example of international reactions. Best for grades 2 and up.

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Title: September 11, 2001
Author: Fradin, Dennis B.
ISBN: 9780761442592
Notes: From the Turning Points in American History series, this history of 9/11 will answer older children's questions about the exact events of the day. Best for grade 4 and up.

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Title: Fireboat : The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
Author: Kalman, Maira
Publisher: Putnam (2002)
ISBN: 0399239537
Call Number: j974.7104 K126f
Notes: 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. Best for grade 4 or up, and for parents and children to read together.

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Title: The Peace Book
Author: Parr, Todd
Publisher: Little (2005)
ISBN: 0316059625
Call Number: jE
Notes: Describes peace as making new friends, sharing a meal, feeling good about yourself, and more. Perfect for explaining all the different things peace can mean, especially for preschoolers. Great for preschoolers and fine for all ages!

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Title: Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad
Author: Rumford, James
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (2008)
ISBN: 1596432764
Notes: Again focusing on 9/11's aftermath in terms of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, this book tells the story of a young boy who uses the art of calligraphy to distance himself from the horror of war. Best for grade 4 and up.

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Title: September Roses
Author: Winter, Jeanette
ISBN: 0374367361
Notes: Two sisters find a good use for the roses they have grown when their plane from South Africa is delayed by a storm, causing them to miss a flower show in New York City after 9/11. Fine for all ages.