911: The Book of Help

by Michael Cart, Marc Aronson, and Marianne Carus

Young adult book creators offer short stories, essays, and poems that capture their... read more

Young adult book creators offer short stories, essays, and poems that capture their own feelings and the feelings shared by many in the days, weeks and months since September 11, 2001. Many young adults will recognize the names of contributors such as Katherine Paterson, Russell Freedman, Nikki Giovanni, Walter Dean Myers, Virginia Euwer Wolff, Naomi Shihab Nye, and others who contributed to this collection. The pieces are divided into sections titled "Healing," "Searching for History," "Asking Why? Why? Why?" and "Reacting and Recovering." In his introduction, editor Michael Cart writes of his hope that these writers' contributions will help "young adults who read their words...to think -- and talk -- about the otherwise unthinkable and unspeakable. That is how healing begins." (Age 12 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003

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