Today we remember those lost on September 11th. As we reflect on this day, we wanted to share some wonderful stories of courage and remembrance.
We have used many of these resources with our own children.
The Man in the Red Bandana is the powerful story of Welles Crowther who on September 11th perished saving others:
BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience:
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey is a children’s book about a boat that came to the rescue on September 11th http://amzn.to/2xpv710
Seven and a Half Tons of Steel http://amzn.to/2xoFa6J tells the story of a Navy Ship called the USS New York built from steel that was once inside one of the World Trade Towers.
A wonderful fiction book for middle schoolers Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story http://amzn.to/2gUTZqw. This novel follows 4 characters from various walks of life through their day on 9/10/01. It is a story of hope more than anything and it provides some perspective into the “before” and “after”. Denise’s son loves this book so much he now owns a signed copy.
This is a note from a 5th grade educator that we thought beautiful enough to share as it provided some true prospective on young minds:
I have found in the past that our children, having not been born when this horrific event took place, are very far removed from it. While WE, as adults who remember it so clearly, usually have a very emotional reaction to this anniversary and this event, our kids only know this as another event in history, much like the bombing of Pearl Harbor, assassinations or Presidents, and other topics discussed in history/social studies class.
Thank you for taking time to share your September 11th with us and we hope you find these resources helpful. <3 <3