Thursday, June 30, 2016

NINE, TEN: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

Author Nora Raleigh Baskin's latest book is a unique story about 9/11 and the forty-eight hours leading up to the historic terrorist attack. NINE, TEN is the perfect story to introduce and begin discussions about 9/11 for those too young to have formed their own memories of that day.

Beginning on September 9th, readers hear from four separate characters from Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Sergio lives with his grandmother in Brooklyn and has never even known his father.

Aimee is trying to adjust to a new school in L.A. and deal with her mother's frequent travels back and forth between L.A. and NYC.

Naheed has always been comfortable with her Muslim heritage, but recently kids have been teasing her about her hijab, and she isn't sure how to confront the bullying.

In small town Pennsylvania, it has been a year since Will's father died in a tragic highway accident, and he is still trying to put his life back together.

Each of Baskin's characters has a connection to the event of 9/11. Together they reflect the emotions of an entire country that experienced a horrific attack that may not have touched us personally, but touched us as a nation nevertheless. Baskin reveals the personal stories of the four protagonists on the day of the attack as well as their stories one year later as they visit the memorial at Ground Zero.

A well-told tale, NINE, TEN is a must have for library and classroom collections.

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