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.

The Summer Before Boys

Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442423838
Release Date: 2011-05-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

“Vivid and moving. I loved it.” —Rebecca Stead, Newbery-winning author of When You Reach Me Julia and Eliza are best friends, so when Julia’s mom is sent to serve in Iraq, it makes perfect sense for her to spend the summer with Eliza and her parents. Any other time, Julia would be thrilled to be there. But on top of worrying about her mom, Julia develops her first real crush. The gap between Julia and Eliza keeps widening—until Eliza does something drastic to win back her best friend. In her follow-up to the award-winning Anything But Typical, Nora Baskin Raleigh has written a powerful, touching story about friendship, first love, and how the people who are farthest away from us are sometimes the ones we need the most.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I Survived the Attacks of September 11th 2001 I Survived 6

Author: Lauren Tarshis
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545442992
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

On the day that shocks the world, one boy just wants to find his dad. A powerful addition to the gripping I SURVIVED series. The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his Uncle Benny, his dad's best friend at the fire department where they both work. Benny taught Lucas everything about football. So when Lucas's parents decide the sport is too dangerous and he needs to quit, Lucas has to talk to his biggest fan. So the next morning, Lucas takes the train to the city instead of the bus to school. It's a bright, beautiful day in New York. But just as Lucas arrives at his uncle's firehouse, everything changes -- and nothing will ever be the same again.

Saved by the Boats

Author: Julie Gassman
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781515702696
Release Date: 2016-08
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Presents the heroic sea evacuation of September 11, 2001 with narrative text and vivid illustrations"--

Runs With Courage

Author: Joan M. Wolf
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 9781627539647
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Ten-year-old Four Winds is a young Lakota girl caught up in the changes brought about by her people's forced move to the reservation. Set in the Dakota Territory, it is the year 1880. Four Winds has been taken away from her family and brought to a boarding school run by whites. It is here she is taught English and learns how to assimilate into white culture. But soon she discovers that the teachers at this school are not interested in assimilation but rather in erasing her culture. On the reservation, Four Winds had to fight against starvation. Now she must fight to hold on to who she is.