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Descriptive (nonfiction), 302 words, Level J (Grade 1), Lexile 540L
The events of September 11, 2001, are well known to adults, but many children are not old enough (or weren't born yet) to remember anything about that tragic day. Heroes of September 11 will introduce young readers to the men, women, and animals that acted heroically and patriotically on that day.
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