Towers Falling

Towers Falling

From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes, a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks.

When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can’t help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers?

Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren’t alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.
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Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 21st Century

On Sale: July 12th 2016

Price: $16.99

Page Count: 240

ISBN-13: 9780316262224

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Praise

Praise for Towers Falling:

"History made personal--and what a person! Deja's voice is real and memorable, her compelling story one of hope unmarred by sentimentality."
Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author
"This tender retelling of tragedy is a solid vessel to help young readers understand the gravity of 9/11 and how it touches all Americans, no matter where we come from. "
Kirkus Reviews
"This is a welcome contribution to children's literature."—School Library Journal
"Rhodes approaches a complex, painful topic with insight and grace, providing context to an event distant to the book's audience."
Publishers Weekly