Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story
From the critically acclaimed author of Anything But Typical comes a touching look at the days leading up to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and how that day impacted the lives of four middle schoolers.
Ask anyone: September 11, 2001, was serene and lovely, a perfect day—until a plane struck the World Trade Center.
But right now it is a few days earlier, and four kids in different parts of the country are going about their lives. Sergio, who lives in Brooklyn, is struggling to come to terms with the absentee father he hates and the grandmother he loves. Will’s father is gone, too, killed in a car accident that has left the family reeling. Naheed has never before felt uncomfortable about being Muslim, but at her new school she’s getting funny looks because of the head scarf she wears. Aimee is starting a new school in a new city and missing her mom, who has to fly to New York on business.
These four don’t know one another, but their lives are about to intersect in ways they never could have imagined. Award-winning author Nora Raleigh Baskin weaves together their stories into an unforgettable novel about that seemingly perfect September day—the day our world changed forever.
Age: 8 and up
Number of Pages: 208
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 28, 2016)
Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
KitaabWorld Book Review: A look at the intersecting lives of four kids from across America and how 9/11 changed their lives and ushered them into adulthood. Told from four different perspectives - Nadira struggling with her religious identity, Sergio who lives with his grandmother in Brooklyn, Aimee from California whose mother is flying to New York for a meeting and Will who recently lost his father. A powerful account of young lives interrupted and the journey from hate and fear to a realization of our similarities. This book is also part of our MUSLIM KIDS AS HEROES book list.