Monday, September 5, 2011

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Playing By the Book.

My selection is "The 2001 World Trade Center attack" by Jacqueline Dembar Greene

Greene combines her narrative with photographs and quotes from people directly involved to create a factual look at the events surrounding the 9/11 tragedy.  Written at a third grade level with reluctant or struggling readers in mind, this book provides a straight forward approach that is accessible to young readers.  Twelve chapters consisting of double page spreads of photos and text cover topics from the first news of the attack to our nation's recovery with topic headings such as Racing to the Rescue, Trapped, The South Tower Falls, City of Heroes, Hijackers and America Recovers.

The book concludes with four brief profiles of individuals from that day, glossary, bibliography, additional reading and an online resource.

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