Welcome to the launch special of the Nerdy Bookcast.
Today, on the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001, we have a generation of students who have no living memory of the events that happened that day.
And we have a generation of teachers who do.
So we are launching our podcast with a 3-part series about how reading and writing and books can help us make sense of tragedy.
We are calling it “Books Help Teach Us How to Live.”
Thank you for very much for listening to Part 1: “Memory.”
The posts you hear on The Nerdy Bookcast originally appeared on The Nerdy Bookclub.
The book talks
Eleven by Tom Rogers. (MG)
I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 by Lauren Tarshis. (MG)
The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner. (YA)
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin. (MG)
Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai. (YA)
Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes. (MG)
14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah; illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez. (PB/ALL AGES)
The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon. (GN/YA/AD)
America is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell by Don Brown (GN/MG/YA)
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventure of John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman. (PB/ER)
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein. (PB/ALL AGES)
With Their Eyes edited by Annie Thoms. (YA)
(GN: graphic novel, PB: picture book, ER: early reader, MG: middle grade, YA: young adult, AD: adult)