America Is Under Attack

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

I really liked this children’s book portraying the 9-11 terrorist attacks that hit the United States in 2001.  It showed the events in a realistic, dramatic, traumatizing and heroic manner.  I was surprised at the details that this book entailed.  I remember watching as this event unfolded at work and later at home in the days that followed, shaking my head, not actually believing that this was actually transpiring.  So many people’s lives had been affected and the devastation, it seemed so unreal. 

 

This novel shows just how overwhelming and how widespread this disaster became.  It was humbling to read, to relive the event but this is history, something individuals experienced and need to learn from.  From the people on the ground, to the people in the buildings, to the people who were supposed to be making the decisions I got to read about them all and how they had a part in it.  There was lack of communication, doesn’t that always seem to be the case and there are other issues that seem apparent after reading this novel.  I liked how the author showed the compassion of others, how individuals forgot about themselves and remembered that together we are strong and can lift each other up.  There is lots of information inside this novel and the illustrations portray the scenes that I would expect.  The faces and the landscapes, they revealed to me what I needed to see.   According to the Source Notes in the back, Don Brown did some excellent research for this book.  I highly recommend it.

eally liked this children’s book portraying the 9-11 terrorist attacks that hit the United States in 2001. It showed the events in a realistic, dramatic, traumatizing and heroic manner. I was surprised at the details that this book entailed. I remember watching as this event unfolded at work and later at home in the days that followed, shaking my head, not actually believing that this was actually transpiring. So many people’s lives had been affected and the devastation, it seemed so unreal. This novel shows just how overwhelming and how widespread this disaster became. It was humbling to read, to relive the event but this is history, something individuals experienced and need to learn from. From the people on the ground, to the people in the buildings, to the people who were supposed to be making the decisions I got to read about them all and how they had a part in it. There was lack of communication, doesn’t that always seem to be the case and there are other issues that seem apparent after reading this novel. I liked how the author showed the compassion of others, how individuals forgot about themselves and remembered that together we are strong and can lift each other up. There is lots of information inside this novel and the illustrations portray the scenes that I would expect. The faces and the landscapes, they revealed to me what I needed to see. According to the Source Notes in the back, Don Brown did some excellent research for this book. I highly recommend it.