FEMA Site Yanks ‘Scary’ Coloring Book Depicting 9/11 Attacks
29 Apr 09 | Raw Story
Forget the Air Force One lookalike panic story and file this in the O.M.F.G. department.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency 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,” and was prepared by a Minnesota crisis response team. Until yesterday, the coloring book could be downloaded from the FEMA web site. As seen below, the coloring book’s cover montage includes a drawing of one of the Twin Towers on fire as a plane approaches the second building. A similar image, which children could color in, appears on page 12 of the book.
Alabama’s Fox 10 posted some local parents’ reactions to the coloring book on Monday. >>>