In The Shadow of the Fallen Towers: The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, and Years After the 9/11 Attacks
A snapshot of the terror, sadness, racism, and politics around the harrowing historical events that unfolded on September 11, 2001, this book tells the emotional stories of the firefighters, first responders, politicians, soldiers, construction workers, and Muslim American civilians that experienced the tragedy and its aftermath. Suitable in a secondary classroom, this historical nonfiction graphic novel lends itself well for independent reading or as a whole-class read-aloud. Teachers may use this opportunity to unpack the contemporary and historical global issues and themes that are interwoven throughout. Students may be encouraged to reflect on big questions and empathize with other peoples’ experiences and perspectives.