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911: The Book of Help

by Michael Cart (Editor), Marc Aronson (Editor), Marianne Carus (Editor)

Other authors: Jaime Adoff (Contributor), Marc Aronson (Contributor), Avi (Contributor), Joan Bauer (Contributor), Marion Dane Bauer (Contributor)17 more, Marina Budhos (Contributor), Susan Cooper (Contributor), Sharon Creech (Contributor), Russell Freedman (Contributor), James Cross Giblin (Contributor), Nikki Giovanni (Contributor), Betsy Hearne (Contributor), Margaret Mahy (Contributor), Kyoko Mori (Contributor), Jim Murphy (Contributor), Walter Dean Myers (Contributor), Naomi Shihab Nye (Contributor), David L. Paterson (Contributor), Katherine Paterson (Contributor), Sonya Sones (Contributor), Suzanne Fisher Staples (Contributor), Virginia Euwer Wolff (Contributor)

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A collection of essays, poems, short fiction, and drawings created in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, by authors and illustrators of books for young adults.

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When I first saw this book I thought it was about calling 911 but it's about 9/11 as in September 11, 2001.

Indeed the authors explain: "One of the awful ironies of the attacks is that they occurred on a date, 9/11, that is the same as the telephone number we are accustomed to call for emergency assistance. By calling this book 911: The Book of Help, we hope to underscore the fact that 911 must remain not only a telephone number but also a symbol of the selfless human capacity to aid those in every sort of need."

Anyways, the book is an anthology of stories and poems written by those who were closely affected by the days events. The submissions are separated into four categories: Healing, Searching for History, Asking Why? Why? Why? and Reacting and Recovering. I really enjoyed reading the stories and even the poems (I'm not a poem person.) Some of the stories were actually hard to read, as they were first person accounts of what went down.

My favourite poem was Voices by Sonya Sones and my favourite story was The Decision to Go by David Paterson.

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Cart, MichaelEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aronson, MarcEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Carus, MarianneEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Adoff, JaimeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aronson, MarcContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
AviContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bauer, JoanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bauer, Marion DaneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Budhos, MarinaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cooper, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Creech, SharonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Freedman, RussellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Giblin, James CrossContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Giovanni, NikkiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hearne, BetsyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mahy, MargaretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mori, KyokoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Murphy, JimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Myers, Walter DeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nye, Naomi ShihabContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paterson, David L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paterson, KatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sones, SonyaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Staples, Suzanne FisherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wolff, Virginia EuwerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Raschka, ChrisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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