Nine Ten A September 11 Story

Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442485075
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Relates how the lives of four children living in different parts of the country intersect and are affected by the events of September 11, 2001.

Nine Ten A September 11 Story

Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442485082
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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.

Nine Ten A September 11 Story

Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442485068
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Genre: Fiction

Relates how the lives of four children living in different parts of the country intersect and are affected by the events of September 11, 2001.

Anything But Typical

Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416995005
Release Date: 2010-03-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Jason, a twelve-year-old autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world.

Finding Mighty

Author: Sheela Chari
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781683350613
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Along the train lines north of New York City, twelve-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for the link between Myla’s necklace and the disappearance of Peter’s brother, Randall. Thrown into a world of parkour, graffiti, and diamond-smuggling, Myla and Peter encounter a band of thugs who are after the same thing as Randall. Can Myla and Peter find Randall before it’s too late, and their shared family secrets threaten to destroy them all? Drawing on urban art forms and local history, Finding Mighty is a mystery that explores the nature of art and the unbreakable bonds of family.

Towers Falling

Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316262231
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes 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.

The Summer Before Boys

Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416986744
Release Date: 2012-04-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Twelve-year-old best friends and relatives, Julia and Eliza are happy to spend the summer together while Julia's mother is serving in the National Guard in Iraq but when they meet a neighborhood boy, their close relationship begins to change.

Ruby on the Outside

Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442485044
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Eleven-year-old Ruby Danes has a real best friend for the first time ever, but agonizes over whether or not to tell her a secret she has never shared with anyone--that her mother has been in prison since Ruby was five--and over whether to express her anger to her mother.

In the Company of Crazies

Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher: Untreed Reads
ISBN: 9781611878431
Release Date: 2016-01-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Thirteen-year-old Mia Singer thought that she had it all under control. Sure, her grades were slipping a little bit (well, really, more than a little), and she couldn’t explain her occasional compulsion to shoplift, but things weren’t that bad. Then the sudden death of a classmate affects Mia in a way she can't quite define—and she goes one step too far. At their wits' end, Mia's parents place her in an “alternative” boarding school. Away from her parents and surrounded by trees, space and students whose problems she can't completely comprehend, Mia has no choice but to learn about herself. With insight and sympathy, Nora Raleigh Baskin focuses on the universal feeling of being a misfit, showing that sometimes the path home is as unexpected as it is challenging.

Basketball or Something Like It

Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062044150
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Basketball clinics, a revolving door of coaches, incensed parents, and the importance of the right sneakers—is that what the game is about? Told from the perspective of four unlikely friends, Nora Raleigh Baskin's poignant novel focuses on the action, drama, and fun of playing ball and explores what it takes to be a winner of the game—both on the court and off.

What We Saw

Author: CBS News
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439142028
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: History

We each remember where we were, what we thought, what we felt, what we heard, and especially what we saw on September 11, 2001. In words, images, and nearly two hours of video, What We Saw captures those moments. Now, in this tenth anniversary edition, Joe Klein delivers an introspective and intimate look at those catastrophic events—along with what we have learned, and how we have changed, since that fateful date. As the world came to a halt that September morning, CBS News journalists worked tirelessly to provide detailed, accurate coverage, from the first interviews with eyewitnesses to a plane crashing into Tower 1 of the World Trade Center to the Towers of Light tribute six months later. In addition to the events that shook America’s biggest city and its capital, What We Saw documents the tragedies that occurred elsewhere: from the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to the waves of pain that moved across a New Jersey commuter town. Among the contributors are Jules Naudet, a French filmmaker who was working on a documentary about New York City firefighters when his subjects were called into service; Anna Quindlen, whose thoughts turn to a young family aboard United Airlines Flight 175; David Grann, who captures the hopelessness felt by families searching for missing loved ones; and CBS’s Steve Kroft, who watched a small investment firm that lost dozens of employees slowly pull itself up from despair. In What We Saw, each moment of September 11 and its aftermath is portrayed with candor and honesty by the CBS News correspondents, photographers, camera operators, and journalists who were there. This is an invaluable documentary of a day that forever altered our world.

What Every Girl Except Me Knows

Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 9780440418528
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Twelve-year-old Gabby feels that she needs a mother to help her grow into a woman, so when things between her father and his latest girlfriend do not work out, Gabby sets off for the last place she remembers seeing her own mother. Reprint.

The Truth About My Bat Mitzvah

Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439164061
Release Date: 2009-04-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

I put my fingers up to my throat and touched the pointy Star of David, my grandmother's necklace, a delicate chain made up of countless tiny links. If I wear this, will people think I am Jewish? Is that what I want to be? Seventh-grader Caroline Weeks has a Jewish mom and a non-Jewish dad. When Caroline's nana dies around the same time that Caroline's best friend, Rachel, is having her bat mitzvah, Caroline starts to become more interested in her Jewish identity.

FIREBOAT

Author: Maira Kalman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698408234
Release Date: 2002-08-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A portion of the proceeds from Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey will be donated to the Twin Towers Orphan Fund. For more information or to make a donation, please visit http://www.ttof.org. This is the inspiring true story of the John J. Harvey—a retired New York City fireboat reinstated on September 11, 2001. Originally launched in 1931, the Harvey was the most powerful fireboat of her time. After the September 11 attacks, with fire hydrants at Ground Zero inoperable and the Hudson River's water supply critical to fighting the blaze, the fire department called on the Harvey for help. There were adjustments—forcing water into hoses by jamming soda bottles and wood into nozzles with a sledgehammer—and then the fireboat's volunteer crew pumped much-needed water to the disaster site. The John J. Harvey proved she was still one of New York's Bravest! Maira Kalman brings a New York City icon to life, celebrating the energy, vitality and hope of a place and its people.

All We Have Left

Author: Wendy Mills
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781681194325
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A haunting and heart-wrenching story of two girls, two time periods, and the one event that changed their lives--and the world--forever.