9/11 QPL Honors and Remembers Twenty Years Later NYC Skyline

This weekend marks the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We have compiled resources on how to talk to your children about terrorism and this anniversary, as well as recommended reading for all ages about 9/11.

How to Talk About 9/11 With Your Kids: Parents Magazine

How To Talk With Your Kids about Terrorism: USA Today 

How To Talk To Kids About 9/11: Today Show 

National Association of School Psychologists: Helping Children Cope with Terrorism in Spanish, Korean, French, Chinese, Amharic, and Vietnamese

Reading Recommendations

Grades K-3 

14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy    

14 vacas para America por Carmen Agra Deedy

Branches of Hope: The 9/11 Survivor Tree by Ann Magee  Book eBook  

Come with Me by Holly M. McGhee       

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman  

This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth by Sean Rubin  Book eBook 

Grades 3-6

Ground Zero by Alan Gratz    Book eBook 

Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes    Book eBook 

Grades 5-8 

The Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi  


Children's Nonfiction: 

Seven and a Half Tons of Steel by Janet Nolan 

America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001-The Day the Towers Fell by Don Brown

Saved by the Boats: The Heroic Sea Evacuation of September 11 by Julie Gassman

Big Apple Diaries by Alyssa Bermudez


Young Adult: 

The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner 

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers by Don Brown 



The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff  Book eBook 

Tower Stories by Damon DiMarco 

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