Our Favorite Children’s Books About September 11th. These Picture Books for young children and Chapter Books for older children are excellent tools to explain and understand why 9/11 was such a tragic and pivotal moment in history.
For those of us that experienced 9/11, it’s a day we’ll never forget. Trying to explain the deep tragedy of September 11th to our children, however, can be difficult.
As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite Children’s Books About September 11th. Sharing these thoughtful literary accounts of that dark day in our history can help children both understand the tragedy as well as learn from the past. I’m so grateful that even when I don’t always have the words to explain some of the more harrowing parts of our history to my children, there are talented authors and illustrators that have risen to the challenge.
I’ve included both Picture Books and Middle Grade Chapter Books on this list. There are books here about September 11th that are sensitive and gentle, perfect for young children. There are also books that are more complex and challenging for older kids that are able to understand more of the history and the violent tragedy. All of these books are well written, well-researched, and offer a window into a pivotal moment in American history.
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