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Book About 9/11 for Young Kids
Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2016
Great read for 3rd grade readers. Can be read alone or aloud. This story deals with 9/11 in a very neutral and child friendly way, yet without sugar coating anything. Having no memory of this event, my 9 yr old son was very curious. I read it to my 3rd grade son. He is a sensitive kid and doesn't like Goosebumps stories, so I was a little worried that this might scare him and we'd be having bedtime problems. It did not. He was not scared and asked a lot of questions.
You can decide how much to share and show about 9/11 outside of the book. There is one picture of the first tower being hit in the book. That's it. Then it talks a lot about the fire fighters that helped people and sacrificed their lives. But the book really focuses on how many people escaped. There is one death at the end of the book, but the character is a periphery character and NOT any of the main characters. One of the main characters is wounded. It has a happy ending. When we finished the book, we watched a You Tube of the completed 9/11 memorial to show what is now at the location of the Twin Towers.