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Episode 6 — The Post 9/11 Landscape


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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers

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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 14:33
Original Air Date Published September 01, 2008

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.


The Post 9/11 Landscape


The Post 9/11 Landscape

Teen readers will encounter page-turning suspense and hard-hitting social commentary in these books exploring the political and cultural landscape of our post-9/11 world. Tune in to hear how graphic novels place the events of 9/11 in historical context, how war stories put a human face on the costs of military conflict, and how young adult novels imagine roles that teens can play in working for a better world.

After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.

Recommendations in this episode include

Nonfiction titles

  • The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon (Hill and Wang, 2006)
  • A People's History of American Empire by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, and Paul Buhle (Metropolitan, 2008)
  • War Is...: Soldiers, Survirors, and Storytellers Talk about War edited by Marc Aronson and Patty Campbell (Candlewick, 2008)

Fiction titles

  • Sunrise over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic, 2008)
  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (Tor, 2008)
  • Streams of Babel by Carol Plum-Ucci (Harcourt Children's, 2008)
  • Hero-Type by Barry Lyga (Houghton Mifflin, 2008)
  • In the Name of God by Paula Jolin (Roaring Brook, 2007)