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September 11, 2001 List
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- America Out of the Ashes
by Jeffrey O'Leary
Depicts true stories of courage, hope, and inspiration accompanied by prayers to renew our souls and heal our hearts, to bring us from recovery to restoration.
- Day That Was Different, The: September 11, 2001: When Terrorists Attacked America
by Carole Marsh
Timely, factual, sensitive information for children about the day terrorists attacked America. Includes:
- The Day That Was Different: What Happened on September 11, 2001 and What It Means
- Other Days That Were Different: Pearl Harbor, the Bombing of Ft. Sumter (start of Civil War), and the Challenger Explosion
- The Government in Charge: What Happens When America Suffers an Attack?
- Timeline of Significant Events (for students to add to over time)
- The Geography of Terrorism (map activity of pertinent locations)
- What is the World Trade Center?
- What is the Pentagon? Why Did the Terrorists Pick on It?
- What is Islam? Who Are Muslims?
- What is Terrorism? Why Does It Exist? Is it New in History?
- Land of the Free: How a Democratic Country is Different
- Home of the Brave: They Came to Help-Firefighters, Police, the Military, Civilian Volunteers
- I Want to Help!: What Kids, Families, and Schools Can Do to Help
- Is this the "First War" of the 21st Century?
- What Will America Do Next?
- What Good Can Come From this Experience?
- Tolerance and Your Role as a Student
- Dear Diary: A Page to Record Your Feelings
- Dear Friend: A Letter to Write
- Pride and Patriotism
- My Questions for Further Discussion
- Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
by Maira Kalman
This is the inspiring true story of the John J. Harvey-a retired New York City fireboat reinstated on September 11, 2001. Originally launched in 1931, the Harvey was the most powerful fireboat of her time. After the September 11 attacks, with fire hydrants at Ground Zero inoperable and the Hudson River's water supply critical to fighting the blaze, the fire department called on the Harvey for help. There were adjustments-forcing water into hoses by jamming soda bottles and wood into nozzles with a sledgehammer-and then the fireboat's volunteer crew pumped much-needed water to the disaster site. The John J. Harvey proved she was still one of New York's Bravest!
Maira Kalman brings a New York City icon to life, celebrating the energy, vitality and hope of a place and its people.
- Frankie Wonders ... What Happened Today?
by Yvonne Conte
This book is a look through a 4 year olds eyes at the horrific events of September 11th. Little Frankie knows something is wrong but he doesn't know what and he doesn't why his family is so sad. The story guides Frankie through feelings of anger, confusion and fear. It is a book not only for children but for adults as well. Everyone needs what Frankie needs.
- If My People Pray
The National Day of Prayer Album
- Mozart: Requiem, Exsultate jubilate
Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Philharmonia Orchestra with Helen Donath, Robert Lloyd, Christa Ludwig, Robert Tear
Conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini
This 1978 reading of Mozart's glorious Requiem has lost none of its luster. Carlo Maria Giulini refuses to approach the work as a romantic blood-and-thunder event (unlike, say Karajan's 1975 account ); rather, his approach is classical, devotional, and transparent--time and again one hears the orchestra's inner voices more clearly than usual. This Requiem "sings" like few others, and while it is highly meditative, its drama, from section to section, is never lost. Bass Robert Lloyd is particularly good, coming through with a "Tuba mirum" in which he challenges the sound of the trombone. The other soloists are good. As a bonus, EMI has given us a chirpy, agile performance of Mozart's Exultate Jubilate, with Erika Koth, a light soprano whose repertoire included the Queen of the Night. A fine disc. --Robert Levine
- September 11 Photo Project, The
by Michael Feldschuh
Like many people in the wake of the September 11 tragedy, Michael Feldschuh felt helpless and frustrated and wanted to do something. Immensely moved by the impromptu shrines and fragile remembrances all over the city, Feldschuh, an amateur photographer and Wall Street professional, thought of something to do. He quickly initiated the September 11 Photo Project. Within weeks, his idea to create a space for the community to collaboratively, in his words, "bear witness" to the horrific events, was open to the public. A huge donated space in SoHo, mere blocks from the World Trade Center site, served as a gallery. Over the next few months, more than 40,000 people visited the gallery to look, read, participate, and mourn. Thousands of people contributed photographs, text, and collages. This book is a collection of images from this important social project. Its proceeds will be used to support a traveling exhibition of the project and the New York City Firefighters Burn Center Foundation. Of course the images are heart-wrenching: handwritten notes remembering missing loved ones, messages written in dust at the site, clouds of smoke, frightened faces. The pictures--some taken with disposable cameras, with accompanying text written on paper scraps--are immensely personal, yet the images capture the devastated mood and feelings of a nation. --J.P. Cohen
- September 11: A Testimony
by The Staff of Reuters
This book serves as a testament to those who lost their lives, those who fought to save them, and to those who are endeavoring to rebuild. More than 135 stunning photographs from Reuters, the world's leading newsgathering organization.
All royalties from this book will be donated to disaster relief.
September 11, 2001. A day that shook the world and left thousands dead in the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and in the Pennsylvania countryside. This book serves as a testament to those who lost their lives, those who fought to save them, and to those who are endeavoring to rebuild.
The guiding principle in assembling these images was one of documenting scenes of endurance and resolve. Finding the pictures that capture courage and fortitude in the heat and dust. All royalties from this book will be donated to AIDFund and AIDFund for America, along with additional contributions from Reuters and from Financial Times Prentice Hall, the book's publishers.
Reuters has the largest news agency network in the world and is recognized as one of the leading providers of text and video news and news pictures. With some 2,500 journalists, photographers, and cameramen on the spot all over the world, Reuters captures images and covers stories as they break. This book is a collection of some of the most memorable and dramatic images of the events of September 11 and its aftermath, both from the U.S. and from around the world. From a huge collection of reportage we have tried to bring together coverage of these world-changing events into a record both disturbing and inspirational in its impact. This book is also about making a contribution, both personally and financially, to disaster relief and to the ongoing task of rebuilding communities and restoring confidence. In buying this book you are making a contribution to both AIDFund and AIDFund to America.
- What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001, in Words, Pictures and Video
by Dan Rather (Introduction), CBS News
Review of the book and accompanying CD.
This CD includes footage of CBS live on air coverage during the attacks.