Nine, Ten

Nine, Ten

A September 11 Story

eBook - 2016
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From the critically acclaimed author of Anything But Typical comes a "tense...and thought-provoking" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) 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.
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9781442485082
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: NC Kids

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diya_2006
Oct 29, 2017

A great tale?

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wombatcombat
Jun 19, 2017

This really intriguing book is about the lives of four different kids, starting 48 hours before the tragic 9/11. Even though they don't know it theirselves, their lives are interwoven together at the end, where they need each other the most. A must read!

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joywolf83
Dec 28, 2016

What a beautiful written quick snap shot into people's lives. I loved the threads of the individual story lines that never seemed to get tangled yet kept everyone human. It takes you from Sept 9, 10, 11 and then forward a year. Each young person had interesting things happening to them and yet you wait knowing the future. Quick read that have a diverse range of voices. I do wish the aftermath had been discussed a bit more, but that would have definitely turned the book negative. Instead its mentioned but more left to your imaginations. So I understand the slightly ambiguous ending.

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