Kids' Books About 9/11

Kids curious about what happened during and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks can check out these books for various ages, from picture books to tween and teen novels, that describe or touch on the tragic events of that day in 2001. 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. Young readers who like facts and historical context can also explore our Best Nonfiction Books for Kids and Historical Fiction.

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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers Book Poster Image
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 balances fact, feeling.
By Don Brown
(2011)
(2011)
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Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story Book Poster Image
Thought-provoking story of four kids affected by 9/11.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2016)
(2016)
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Shooting Kabul Book Poster Image
Life and 9/11 through lens of 11-year-old Afghan immigrant.
By N.H. Senzai
(2011)
(2011)
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Towers Falling Book Poster Image
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 Riders Book Poster Image
Time-traveling thriller puts three teens in NYC on 9/11.
By Alex Scarrow
(2011)
(2010)
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Love Is the Higher Law Book Poster Image
NYC teens react to 9/11 tragedy in beautiful story of hope.
By David Levithan
(2009)
(2009)
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Book Poster Image
Moving tale of young boy grieving loss of dad on 9/11.
By Jonathan Safran Foer
(2017)
(2018)
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