September Roses

In conjunction with the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance and the Community Conversations for Kids program, the Council is reissuing the book September Roses by Jeanette Winter. Previously out of print, September Roses tells the story of two African women who travel to New York City for a flower show and arrive on September 11, 2001. Strangers to the city, the women are shown kindness by a stranger, and later repay that kindness by creating a memorial to the fallen towers with their flowers.

Rather than focusing on destruction or sadness, September Roses highlights the ways people from diverse backgrounds came together to help each other in the aftermath of 9/11.

See an excerpt of September Roses here.

Every school or non-profit organization that registers a Community Conversations for Kids event is eligible to receive two copies of September Roses free of charge. Copies are also available for purchase from the Council.