20 Years Later: Talking About 9/11 with Those Too Young to Remember
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Children’s books Ground Zero and I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 capture the tales of children thrust into unimaginable horror. Authors Alan Gratz and Lauren Tarshis—who each make use of historical fact and storytelling to present narratives that emphasize the links between past and present—discuss their creative processes and the challenges inherent in novelizations of monumental real-world events, and in particular the turn-of-the-millennium event that changed the course of US geopolitics for decades.


  • Moderator: Laura Rice, Texas Standard Managing Producer
  • Format: This is a live, virtual event on CrowdCast (RSVP link above).
  • Chat: Feel free to use the chat box in CrowdCast to share your thoughts and virtually cheer for and share kudos with the session’s participants! Disorderly comments will be removed immediately. Please refer to the code of conduct.
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Alan Gratz, Lauren Tarshis, Ground Zero, I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001


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