Children's literature has always opened the door to others lives. We can peek through the window and observe from afar. We can think for the moment how someone else feels or lived through a difficult time. Books allow us to initiate a conversation within a context and begin a conversation about difficult subject matter.
We will be reading some picture books on 9/11 to discuss its historical implications. The following books will be used in class:
This summer, I read the book Towers Falling. It is an excellent middle-grade book that is appropriate for fifth-grade. It was released this summer and it is available at the public library.