This year marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, a monumental moment in American History. All of us old enough to be aware of what was happening remember where we were on September 11, 2001.
We’ve curated an all ages reading list to help you understand 9/11 and its aftermath.
America is Under Attack by Don Brown
The 9/11 Attacks by Laura K Murray
14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy; in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah and illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez
Ground Zero: How a Photograph Sent a Message of Hope by Don Nardo
Saved by the Boats by Julie Gassman
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman
This Very Tree by Sean Rubin
The Red Bandanna by Tom Rinaldi
What Were the Twin Towers? by Jim O’Connor
The Little Chapel That Stood by A. B. Curtiss and illustrated by Mirto Golino
This Place I Know: Poems of Comfort poems selected by Georgia Heard
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff
The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
The 9/11 Commission Report: The Attack from Planning to Aftermath with an Afterword by Philip Zelikow
A Place of Remembrance: Official Book of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum by Allison Blais and Lynn Rasic
September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World is an educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection. It explores the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and communities at the local, national, and international levels, and encourages critical thinking about the legacies of 9/11.
To view the exhibition, click on the photo above.
This 9/11 Memorial & Museum curated exhibition reflects the core pillars of commemoration, education, and inspiration as we prepare to observe the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
The poster exhibition was developed by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom.