34. What Will You Do For Peace?: Impact of 9/11 on New York City Youth
Topics: 9/11, peace, children, World Trade Center
Units of Study: Personal Narrative, Poetry, Personal Essay
Tribes: personal best, mutual respect
Writing Skills: collecting notebook entries
My Thoughts: This is a very moving collection of stories, poems and drawings from young children who experienced the events of 9/11 firsthand. There are accounts of how it felt to be at school when people were going home every few minutes. There are stories of watching the news for hours and hours. I plan on reading this book on September 11th this year. I think it will not only prompt a good discussion about why they day is important but it will also be a good mentor text for generating notebook entries and writing about events that will never be forgotten.
Entry filed under: Child Authors, nonfiction, Picture Books. Tags: 9/11, children, mutual respect, peace, personal best, personal essay, personal narrative, poetry, September 11, World Trade Center, writers notebook.