9/11 is an event that the world will long remember. Horrific violence against people just living out their lives. How do we help our children remember the terror, and the hope of this event?
9/11 Courage and Tributes is a short picture book aimed at upper elementary children. It introduces these children to the memorials that help us remember the tragedy of 9/11. Pictures and easy to read text make this a winner of a history book.
What I am Reviewing
9/11 Courage and Tribute.
Kristie Kiernan Bouryal
Gabe and Haruka Ostley (illustrators)
Series: Discovering Heroes.
Reviewed for Ascot Media.
7-11 years, Trade paperback, 58 pages,
History, 9/11, American history, Children’s history,
In this story, based on true events, Tyler, Olivia and Sophia spend the weekend with their grandparents to learn more about September 11, 2001. The family visits very special tributes created to honor and remember people who lost their lives that day. By asking questions and actively listening, the kids learn about 9/11’s lasting impact and the courage of everyday heroes, including their role in our nation’s largest water evacuation. Join in their discoveries. Help the kids of today and tomorrow to never forget.
The Details of 9/11 Courage and Tribute
Three excited children are ready to travel around the USA in order to see the tributes to the 9/11 tragedy, They visited Angel’s Circle, talked with Marine Firefighters, and saw the FDNY Memorial Wall. The 9/11 Tribute Museum was next on the tour. Seeing the reflecting pools where the Twin Towers once stood amazed the children. We learned about other memorial scattered around the country. The children last visited the Staten Island memorial.
As the children visit each of these places wonderful, full colour pictures were included. Five pictures included by the talented Gabe and Haruka Ostley. They did an excellent job of showcasing Ms. Bouryal’s writing.
I was introduced to heroes I hadn’t known of before, like all the boaters who rescued people from the shores, getting them all to safety.
One of the things I really enjoyed in this informative book is the inclusion of real photos of the places the children visited. Along with the photos was additional information about them.
9/11 Courage and Tributes is an excellent introduction for children on the various tributes set up around the country to honour those who were part of the 9/11. These tributes remember those who were part of it, whether the individual was injured, died or helped. They will be remembered.
The pictures, combined with easy to read text, with likeable characters all combines to make a book young history buffs would enjoy. Therefore, go out and get it eh? 🙂