Kids' Books About 9/11

Kids curious about what happened during and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks can check out our list of kids' books for various ages, from picture books to tween novels, that describe or touch on the tragic events of that day. These compelling stories show the extraordinary heroism of ordinary people. And one celebrates the towers before they fell, when one man dared to walk between them on a tightrope.

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A man's daring stunt atop the World Trade Center towers.
By Mordecai Gerstein
(2004)
(2004)
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Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of John J. Harvey Book Poster Image
An old New York fireboat offers heroic help on 9/11.
By Maira Kalman
(2011)
(2005)
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America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell Book Poster Image
Frank picture book account of 9/11 best for older readers.
By Don Brown
(2011)
(2011)
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Thought-provoking story of four kids affected by 9/11.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2016)
(2016)
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Life and 9/11 through lens of 11-year-old Afghan immigrant.
By N. H. Senzai
(2011)
(2011)
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Moving, sometimes harrowing story of learning about 9/11.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2016)
(2016)
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Bullyville Book Poster Image
Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
By Francine Prose
(2007)
(2007)
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Time-traveling thriller puts three teens in NYC on 9/11.
By Alex Scarrow
(2011)
(2010)
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