Remembering September 11 – #TBT Book Review

Next Friday is the anniversary of the September 11 Terrorist Attack on US soil. It is always a bittersweet day, and over time our remembrances have embodied what we saw in the aftermath of this tragedy.

Carmen Agra Deedy’s 14 Cows for America is one of those books. It is not the only book about September 11, 2001. So in the spirits of remembrance and reflection, I invite our readers to add links to their favorite books (not just our featured title) about the events of September 11.

september 11 books14 Cows for America

written by Carmen Agra Deedy in collaboration with Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah
illustrated Thomas Gonzalez

Peachtree Publishers, 2009

In June 2002, Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah returns to his village in Kenya. He has been studying in the United States, but he has made this trip so he can talk to the village elders. He was in New York on September 11, 2001, and he wants to do something to help the American people. He wants to offer his precious cow; and the Maasai, after hearing the story, offer their cows, too. This is the story of how a village in Kenya offered its help to the United States after 9/11.

Reading Tub review of 14 Cows for America – September 2009

Why a Throwback Thursday for Book Reviews?

Those of us who blog about books are a community. We read lots of books, we write lots of reviews, and we share those reviews with fellow book lovers and those in search of books for children and teens on our blogs, websites, and via social media.

We write so many reviews that, over time, they get buried by other, newer reviews. BUT! that book we read three years ago will always be new to some reader, somewhere. So why not share that review with a new audience?

Everyone is welcome! Here are the participation guidelines:

  • If you reviewed the same book we’re featuring, add your permalink to the original review on the Reading Tub website or in the InLinkz Linkup.
  • Want to (re)share a review you posted in September 2009, then add your permalink in the InLinkz Linkup. [No, it doesn’t have to be a book you loved; but it does have to be a review you take a lot of pride in.]
  • Add any notes about the review in the comments, please.

The spammers have been having a blast with our Throwback Thursday posts … now its your turn to take back blogging from those nuisances. Add your reviews to our InLinkz linkup above or the comments section below.

Too late for this week’s Martha Freeman #TBT linkup?

Our InLinkz linkup is open for one week from publication date. If you didn’t find this post in time, no worries! Add your review on our review page at the Reading Tub.

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