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9/11: A Dark Day

9/11: A Dark Day

9/11: A Dark Day

9/11: A Dark Day

9/11: A Dark Day

9/11: A Dark Day

9/11: A Dark Day

Informational (nonfiction), 2,017 words, Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 1090L

9/11: A Dark Day informs readers of events of September 11, 2001, when the United States experienced terrorist attacks that led to thousands of deaths and changes in national security. The text explains that four hijacked planes were used as missiles that day to crash into American landmarks. It describes heroic efforts by rescue workers and civilians alike, as well as the Islamophobia that followed 9/11. The book also informs readers about the massive cleanup that was required as well as plans for future memorials and on-site buildings.