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America Is Under Attack
America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell | Don Brown
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One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011One of Horn Book's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011 On the ten year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy, a straightforward and sensitive book for a generation of readers too young to remember that terrible day. The events of September 11, 2001 changed the world forever. In the fourth installment of the Actual Times series, Don Brown narrates the events of the day in a way that is both accessible and understandable for young readers. Straightforward and honest, this account moves chronologically through the morning, from the terrorist plane hijackings to the crashes at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania; from the rescue operations at the WTC site in New York City to the collapse of the buildings. Vivid watercolor illustrations capture the emotion and pathos of the tragedy making this an important book about an unforgettable day in American history.
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jkraynak

“Their handheld radios barely operated. Making and receiving orders was hit or miss.”

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jkraynak
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This book introduces the tragic events that took place on September 11th, 2001, to children. It allows young readers to learn about this piece of history. It includes good, factual details. The illustrations are well done too, not being too violent/gruesome but instead focusing on what occurred that day and the emotions felt. The illustrations played a key role in this book.

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jkraynak

I think I would include this book in my classroom because this event is apart of history now. Therefore, it‘s important for even children to be aware of the gist of it. I think they would be intrigued to learn more about this event that there parents probably remember happening when they were a child.

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Clairedannemiller

“The floors at the crash site were a trifle of burning wreckage. Smoke bellowed across lower Manhattan.“

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Clairedannemiller

I would read this story to 3rd and 4th graders. Young kids might be scared of the topic because it is very scary. 3rd and 4th graders will be able to get a background before reading the story to help them understand the topic.

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Clairedannemiller
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This is a nonfiction children's book. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to people to read. The facts of this book are accurate because this is what really happened on 9/11. Significant facts are included which makes the story very sad but real.

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mack2799

“The floors at the crash site were a trifle of burning wreckage. Smoke bellowed across lower Manhattan.“

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mack2799
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This nonfiction book is good because it contains a subject that I think is important to today. Its information presented is all accurate, and most of that event is being covered through the book. Its content is also relevant and intended for the right kid of audience making it still easy enough and enjoyable for a kid to read and understand!

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mack2799

This book is good for the classroom because students can see this and learn about the history their embedded in. It gives good history and lets students be exposed to the world and what goes on around them. Its content is also just enjoyable and I think it would be interesting for the students!

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meganslats

I would read this book to my classroom either on 9/11 or right around 9/11 so the students can understand the significance of this day and be able to ask questions if they need to. This is a very touchy subject all over the country.

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meganslats

“Not only did I see him going into the towers, but I also brought him out.“

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meganslats
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This is a children's nonfiction book about the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in NYC on September 11, 2001. The book is written in a way that is understandable for young children, but not too gruesome or cruel. The illustrations are very well done, but not in a bloody and gruesome way. The author's note talks about the attacks and the impact it left on America. The author dedicates this book to the fifteen dead, people from his/her hometown

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kh972417

“Then he felt shaking and the floor rolled like a wave.“

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kh972417
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I loved the illustrations. They show the tragedy and panic throughout this day in a soft, detailed way.

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kh972417
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I really enjoyed reading this book about 9/11. This topic is very interesting to me because I was alive, but just a baby so I do not remember it. This book gives so much detail about what was happening in the world on that day. I would definitely read this to my class when this topic comes up.

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sarabellini

In the North Tower, the fire department even had trouble contacting their fire fighters as they climbed the stairs to the impact zone. Their handheld radios barely operated. Making and receiving orders was hit or miss.

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sarabellini

I loved the illustrations with curvy lines and not too much detail but very good shading.

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sarabellini
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I loved this book about 9/11. It is told like a story but still contains the facts. This would be a good book for children to read about this historical tragedy if they do not know much about it. The illustrations help visualize the order of events as well.

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elijahsmith

“Poor communications and a damaged public address system made it nearly impossible to broadcast the evacuation order”

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elijahsmith

I enjoyed the watercolor illustrations of what happened on that day.

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Mehso-so

This book is a tale that all Americans have heard before. We often studied it in school. This book talks about the horrors that happened on September 11th.

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mollywimmers1

“'not only did I see him going into the towers, but I also carried him out'“

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mollywimmers1
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I liked how they used real names of people involved. it made it realistic and authentic

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mollywimmers1
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I really enjoyed this book. As a child I was always very interested in learning about 9/11 but a lot of books were either too scary for me or too hard to read. this book is an easy read but described the story without leaving out important details

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easch

I will definitely have this book in my classroom. It is important to teach children about 9/11 and this book does it in a simply way with kid friendly illustrations

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easch
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American Is Under Attack by Don Brown, 2011. This book told the tragedy that happened on 9/11. It told the story from start to finish and did not leave any details out. The illustrations are very good.

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elisaschwass

This is a book that would be good for a teacher to read to students on 9/11 to inform them about what happened that day long ago

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elisaschwass
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America Is Under Attack by Don Brown was written in 2011. This book is about the events of September 11th. It tells the story of the different people involved in the events including the firefighters who were responding to the crash. The events that happened that day are sad, but kids still need to learn about what happened because it is part of our history. I think this is a great book for teachers to read to kids to inform them about everything

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cjbattiste

I love that this book uses real names and stories. Nothing is fabricated.

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cjbattiste
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This nonfiction book is a true eye-opener. It can be hard to explain the 9/11 attacks to a young child (especially if they weren‘t born yet) and we tend to just show videos or movies to explain. However, this book does an excellent job making it feel real, but not really sugarcoating things. The illustrations are beautiful and really focus on important aspects.

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Abe
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Great children‘s book about the events during 9-11.

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