9/11 Children Books

Today ‘s Tuesday Book post is in Remembrance of 9/11 . How to Discuss & Teach children about it . In book & activities.  Lisa



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The word was in shock when America was attacked in September 11, 2001. Lives were lost and properties were damaged. You weren’t yet born in 2001 so you probably have only heard of 9/11 on TV. This book will give you all the facts, written in a way that fifth graders would find interesting. What are your thoughts about 9/11?



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This 32 page children’s book, with 25 child-friendly photos, is an ideal introduction to the facts and themes surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. This is the true story of “Sirius,” the police patrol dog who died in the Twin Towers on 9-11-01. The story is told by “Sirius” in his own words, and also recounts his friendship with his police officer partner, David, who survived the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks. This book has been used in New Jersey’s state-wide 9/11 Education curriculum since 2009 for grades 3-8, as well as in other elementary schools and middle schools across America. “Sirius, The Hero Dog of 9/11” is not only the inspiring story of a dog and his police officer partner, it is also the true story of tragedy, triumph and courage on the darkest day in America’s history. The author, Hank Fellows, was an eyewitness to the immediate aftermath of the destruction of the Twin Towers. The two songs that Hank wrote shortly after 9/11, “The Spirit of America” and “Halfway to Heaven,” have been performed by children and adults across America. These songs also have been performed at 9-11 ceremonies in New York City since 2003, as well as at ceremonies in Shanksville, PA (near the Flight 93 Memorial), and in Arlington, VA (to honor the firefighters who rescued Pentagon victims). Hank has presented programs about 9/11, and performed his songs across America. On September 10, 2006, Hank Fellows received a Citation from the New York City Council for his “continued generosity and devotion to the remembrance of September11th.” On March 8, 2007, Hank Fellows was honored by the 9/11 Memorial Committee of Jersey City for his “commitment and dedication to our Community.” Please visit Hank’s website http://www.AmericasSongwriter.com.

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