Talk to your kids about…
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The image of the falling man is one of the most famous pictures of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
Why does Oskar resort to self-mutilation? Why do some individuals use this as a coping mechanism?
How does Oskar’s mother balance her fears and grief with her desire for her son to succeed? How do people in this story deal with grief and disappointment? Before his death, what does Oskar’s father do to help his son become more self-confident and capable?