Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Attack on America: September 11, 2001

Attack on America: September 11, 2001

by Brian Williams

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
In sometimes choppy, two-page chapters, this volume recounts the events of September 11, 2001, as well as the aftermath, including the ongoing war on terrorism. Stock photographs accompany a matter-of-fact retelling focusing primarily on the fall of the World Trade Center towers. Brief references to specific victims and survivors are included, but the book is primarily a rundown of the facts rather than a personalized account. Boldfaced words lead readers to an accompanying glossary; it can be hard to determine why some words (such as "squeegee") were deemed significant enough for inclusion in the glossary. An oddly opinionated concluding statement on the limitation of civil rights in the wake of the terrorist attacks seems inappropriate. Amazingly enough, this dry volume manages to make the awful events of 9/11 seem like just another textbook to get through. For a much more personal and powerful account of that day, see Wilborn Hampton's September 11, 2001: Attack on New York City. This is a volume in the "Dates with History" series. 2004, Smart Apple Media, Ages 9 to 12.
— Norah Piehl

Product Details

Black Rabbit Books
Publication date:
Dates With History Series
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network


Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews