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FEMA removes ‘scary’ 9/11 coloring book from its website.

By Amanda Terkel  

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The Smoking Gun reports that FEMA has “removed a children’s coloring book from its web site following criticism over its inclusion of drawings of the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The coloring book, titled ‘A Scary Thing Happened,’ is geared towards helping kids ‘cope with disasters.’” A picture of the book’s cover:

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The book was originally created in 2003 for the Freeborn County Crisis Response Team in Minnesota by Marlys Jentoft, a grandmother of 10, who said she didn’t realize the 9/11 images would be controversial. “I feel like it was happening in the world and kids saw it,” she said. “It is life.” Other “scary” images in the book include floods, fire, and tornadoes, and Gawker points out that one page asks children to “Draw a picture of yourself before the disaster.”

Other 9/11 image from the coloring book below:

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