911: The Book of Help

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Cricket Books, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 178 pages
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In 911: The Book of Help, award-winning writers share their responses to the September 11, 2001 tragedy and describe the heroism of those who first rushed to help. The works in 911 are donated, and 50 percent of the net proceeds will go to a charity assisting children and spouses of victims.

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User Review  - callista83 - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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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

About the author (2002)

Past president of the Young Adult Library Services Association, Michael Cart is a columnist and reviewer for Booklist magazine. He is also the author or editor of nineteen books, including the gay coming-of-age novel My Father's Scar and--with Christine Jenkins--The Heart Has Its Reasons, a critical history of young adult literature with gay/lesbian/queer content. His anthologies include Love and Sex: Ten Stories of Truth and Necessary Noise: Stories about Our Families as They Really Are.

In 2008 he was the first recipient of the YALSA/Greenwood Publishing Group Service to Young Adults Achievement Award, and in 2000 he received the Grolier Foundation Award for his contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by young people. Mr. Cart lives in Columbus, Indiana.

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.