Monday, September 11, 2017

Bibliophile's Corner

nine, ten:
A September 11 Story
by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Amazon Description:
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. Nadira 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. Amy 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.

My Thoughts:
This middle grade novel is a light and entertaining read with a powerful message. I loved the way the story of Nadira, a Muslim girl, was woven into the perspectives of three other young people during the days leading up to the horrendous events of September 11, 2001. Nora Raleigh Baskin brilliantly reveals how 9/11 had a far-reaching impact to people miles away from New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, PA., to all corners of our country and even around the world. I highly recommend nine, ten to readers aged eight to twelve.

Click here to learn more about the author Nora Raleigh Baskin.

Click here to read about my visit to the 9/11 Memorial in NYC.

Never Forget.

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