Posted on 09/11/2019 at 03:57 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
It may seem incredible that eighteen years have passed since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
So at this point, there’s a whole generation-plus of Americans who have either only lived in a post-9/11 world or who can barely remember, if at all, life before it.
Those Americans know or will learn the facts about 9/11, but most history classes won’t quite convey the emotional intensity of the attacks and their aftermath.
Enter, of course, literature.
NPR’s Scott Detrow recently read a new entry in the second wave of 9/11 books — ones that focus more on the cultural effect than the basic recitation of events — that he found especially poignant.
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