Monday, January 04, 2010

Defining moment

If you look back over the last decade, what one thing stands out among everything else to you? Many people have died, many people were born, natural disasters, historical political moments, technological advances, but those are insignificant when compared to the one defining moment of the history of the United States in the 2000-2009 decade. Of course, I'm talking about 9/11. Everyone who is old enough to remember, knows exactly what they were doing when they heard the horrific news. I, myself, was going to the dentist.

Eight years have passed since that fateful day and many words have been written, in books, magazines, newspapers and digitally. The event still strikes a chord in each and every one of us. We remember it vividly, as if it happened yesterday.

The library has many books on 9/11, from children's fiction to adult graphic novels. There are also many websites archiving the digital world of what happened on that day. Take the time to remember this historic moment.

Thoughtful websites:
The September 11 Digital Archive

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Library of Congress September 11, 2001 Documentary Project

Books available at the library:
Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger

The Test of our Times: America Under Siege - and How we can be Safe Again by Thomas Ridge

Ground Zero: a Repairman Jack Novel by Paul Wilson

14 Cows for America by Carmen Deedy

The Commission: the Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation by Philip Shenon

Touching History: the Untold Story of the Drama that Unfolded in the Skies Over America on 9/11 by Lynn Spencer

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer

The 9/11 Report: a Graphic Adaptation by Sid Jacobson

Magazines and newspapers:
A variety of articles on September 11, 2001 are available at MasterFile Premier (you'll need your library card number handy)

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