America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell

Book review by Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Frank picture book account of 9/11 balances fact, feeling.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 5+

A great visual walk through a terrible day in the recent American past!

I have many students that are into comics and graphic novels, so this book is an absolutely great introduction to a day which they all should know about, but were not yet alive to experience. I particularly appreciated how the author weaved in personal stories from both survivors and victims. This helped bring home the reality of the event for my students.

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age 16+


i think its a great book

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Book Details

  • Author: Don Brown
  • Illustrator: Don Brown
  • Genre: History
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publication date: August 16, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 6 - 10
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love stories about 9/11 and history

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