Never Forget 9/11 : Love Always Wins

Book Reading with Haskiri Velazquez
Lesson Type(s) Grade(s) Description

Social-Emotional, Arts & Crafts, Service, Social Studies

K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Read the featured book, 9/11 Never Forget: Love Always Wins, and create your own chalk drawings to inspire and empower others.

Activity Prep Materials Heart Badges


Never Forget 9/11 book or video, chalk

Bullying, Human Rights, Rescue, Veterans, General



EXPLAIN: 9/11 was a difficult day in American history, but it also showed how people can come together and help each other in times of great sadness, difficulty, and loss.

READ: Never Forget 9/11: Love Always Wins.


  • What part stuck out to you the most?
  • What did you learn about 9/11?
  • How did Jayden and Pia use their Superpowers to defeat Krumi?


EXPLAIN: We all have superpowers that we can use to fight Krumi – the dark cloud of apathy. We can find those superpowers by using our talents to help a cause our hearts care about.

INSTRUCT: Turn and talk to a partner about a difficult time s/he has experienced, and who supported him/her during that difficult time.

DISCUSS: How was Jayden using his talent to try to make people feel better?

EXPLAIN: Today, we are going to create outdoor art to help people feel better, just like Jayden.


  • What can you create to make someone smile?
  • How can you empower someone during a difficult time with art?
  • What might you want to see if you were feeling sad, hurt, or bullied?

INSTRUCT: Create a chalk design that shows people in our community that love always wins.


DISCUSS: How can you use your talent to show someone you know that love always wins?

Never Forget 9/11: Love Always Wins Book Reading and Service Project

with Author Sammy Leigh and Illustrator Scott Soeder