911: the book of help

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Cricket Books, Jul 25, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 178 pages
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A collection of essays, poems, short fiction, and drawings was created in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, by authors and illustrators of books for young adults. Teacher's Guide available. Simultaneous.

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User Review  - Hilary - Goodreads

This was ok. The premise sounded exciting--a bunch of YA/kid lit authors responding, mostly in personal essays, to 9/11, but I only liked some of them. Which is ok, I guess. Read full review

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User Review  - Erin Reilly-Sanders - Goodreads

I am a little confused as to why we read this for an adolescent literature class because while it is a beautiful and potent medley of author responses to 9/11, it seems like it's almost written more ... Read full review


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About the author (2002)

A past president of the Young Adult Library Services Association, Michael Cart is well known as an author, critic, and lecturer. His history of young adult literature, "From Romance to Realism, " is used as a text in many college classes. Both his young adult novel, "My Father's Scar, " and his short-story anthology, "Tomorrowland: Ten Stories About the Future, " were selected as American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults. Mr. Cart's column, "Carte Blanche," appears monthly in "Booklist" magazine, and his award-winning cable television interview program, In Print, is syndicated nationally.

The winner of the 2000 Grolier Foundation Award for his contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young adults, Michael Cart lives in northern California.

Marc Aronson is the award-winning author of a wide variety of nonfiction works for younger readers, including Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado, which received the first Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award. He edits and publishes young adult fiction in a special arrangement with Candlewick and lives with his wife and two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey. For more information visit www.marcaronson.com.

Carus is the founder and editor in chief of the Cricket Magazine Group.