The Marjorie Bakken Collection: Children’s Response to September 11th

With the fifth anniversary of the September 11th attacks drawing near, there are frightening images and stories being presented in the newspapers and on television – images and stories that may make children feel afraid or unsure.

The books in the Marjorie Bakken Collection offer paths to understanding and comfort for children and those who care for them. This collection was inspired by Marjorie Bakken’s lifelong commitment to children and families and was created at her behest in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. It also serves as a fitting tribute to Wheelock’s twelfth President.

Titles range from favorites like Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day to Parenting after September 11, 2001. There are books specific to September 11th as well as a number of books that are appropriate for helping children deal with other troubling issues that may arise. Several of the books are geared to teenagers as well.

A complete list of books in the Marjorie Bakken Collection is available as a PDF.

The Library also has a subject guide on Coping with Violence that lists websites with more information on how to help children deal with disasters, tragedy and violence.

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