Literature Connections to 9/11

As we reflect on the 10 years since the attacks on the United States of America of September 11, 2001, we recognize that many children in school today might not remember much about that day. offers a handful of books and multimedia resources that can expand conversation and insights.

Watch graphic novelist Ernie Colón—who created a graphic adaptation of the government’s 9/11 Report—share his approach to making this important document accessible to teens.

14 Cows cover image Listen to Carmen Deedy, author of 14 Cows for America, share her impetus for writing this beautiful post 9/11 story.

Man Who Walked cover image Learn about an amazing story that brought the world’s attention to World Trade Center: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.

book cover of AMERICA IS UNDER ATTACK Listen to author Don Brown introduce and tell the backstory behind his writing of America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell.

Use the comment section below to suggest other books that would be useful for schools to use in teaching and discussing 9/11. If has resources for them, we’ll add links back to the blog.

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