Context Productions creates and publishes content for kids. Our Discovering Heroes® series of books for kids increase awareness to September 11, 2001 and everyday heroes. The non-fiction books are based on real events and people.
“My Buddy’s a Hero – And I Didn’t Even Know It” is the first in the series of books for kids of all ages, especially seven through eleven. In this story, a retired lieutenant in the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) shares for the first time his brave 9/11 experience with his grandchildren. Countless stories of ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things surround us, but revealing their stories takes know-how. Through this authentic story and others in the series, kids increase their awareness about 9/11 and everyday heroes. They also learn how to ask probing questions and become active listeners and curious learners seeking context.
The second book in the series is, “Remembering Heroes.” In it, the grandchildren, Tyler, Olivia and Sophia, join their grandparents at a memorial service for September 11, 2001 at the Fire Department of the City of New York’s (FDNY) Rescue 1. There, they learn about some of their grandparents’ brave friends and about everyday heroes. They uncover a lot they never knew about America’s darkest day and see everyday heroes in action.
In the third book of the series, “9/11 Courage and Tributes,” Tyler, Olivia and Sophia spend the weekend with their grandparents to learn more about September 11, 2001. The family visits very special tributes created to honor and remember people who lost their lives that day. By asking questions and actively listening, the kids learn about 9/11’s lasting impact and the courage of everyday heroes, including their role in our nation’s largest water evacuation.
The series is told through the eyes of the children. The kids’ approach to learning is an approach any child can take to understand more about the heroes closest to them. The work of Context Productions reinforces educational concepts in alignment with a child’s formal education and fortifies learning foundations.
At Context Productions, we believe there are heroes among us, hidden in plain sight, and their stories are just waiting to be told. We hope the kids in your life will join our journey to uncover the unspoken. Together, we can help the kids of today and tomorrow to never forget, while they discover the everyday heroes all around them.