Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story (Hardcover)

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On 9/11 all of our lives changed. But on September 9th and 10th four young people were deep in the everyday issues of family, school and friends. Sergio who lives in Brooklyn with his grandmother and is missing the love and affection of his mom and dad. Will lives in Shanksville, PA; his father was killed in a traffic accident as he stopped to help another driver. Naheed, in Columbus, OH, is a young Muslim girl starting a new school wearing the traditional head scarf of Muslim women. Aimee is also starting a new school, in California, and feeling unsure of her life. All are impacted by the horrific event of 9/11 simply because they are Americans. A great story for Middle School and up. A poignant and sensitive way for young people to experience the impact that day had on everyone. A must read! 

— Gail


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781442485068
ISBN-10: 144248506X
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 28th, 2016
Pages: 208
Language: English