Remembering September 11th

On September 11th, 2001, the world changed. For those of us who experienced it as a current event, life can be divided between a before and after, and we can clearly remember where we were when the news first reached us. For those not yet born, or old enough to comprehend, 9/11 is a historical marker of enormous significance. But for all of us, the repercussions of this day continue to ripple throughout our world. Now, fifteen years later, we gather these resources as a way to look back at what happened, to see it anew through different perspectives, in an attempt to find ways to remember and come together.

Image credit - "9/11 Tribute in Lights" by Chris Schiffner CC SAL3.0

Remembering September 11th


September 11th - Films by StaffPicks

These films cover the history and aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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September 11th books for Adults by StaffPicks

This booklist provides a look at the causes and the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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September 11th books for middle school children (11 items)

What happened when the towers fell? These books for middle school readers examine the impact of the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

September 11th books for elementary school children (10 items)

These book will help children understand the history and impact of 9/11 as well as the history of the World Trade Center.

Community Helpers: Emergency Responders (11 items)

Fred Rogers said, "when I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" This booklist helps caregivers share information about these community helpers with young readers.

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Talking about September 11 with Children

The anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks is a time for reflection, but it’s also a time for conversation. The generation of children that can remember the attack is now having children of their own. How do…

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