Towers Falling

Towers Falling
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 0316262234
ISBN 13: 9780316262231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towers Falling Book Review:

From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks in a classroom of students who cannot remember the event but live through the aftermath of its cultural shift. 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.

Towers Falling

Towers Falling
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 0316262234
ISBN 13: 9780316262231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towers Falling Book Review:

From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks in a classroom of students who cannot remember the event but live through the aftermath of its cultural shift. 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.

Towers Falling

Towers Falling
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781537961989
ISBN 13: 1537961985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towers Falling Book Review:

'A story of resilience, hope, and finding yourself in a complicated world.' For fifth grader Deja, it's tough enough starting school in a new neighbourhood. Projects about her home and family only highlight how different she is from her classmates. But when Deja receives an assignment on the two towers missing from the skyline out heir classroom windows, she sets off on a journey of discovery. With new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side, Deja learns more about who she is, how her community can grow and heal, what happened on September 11, 2011 - and what it means to be an American.

Paradise on Fire

Paradise on Fire
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 0316493848
ISBN 13: 9780316493840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradise on Fire Book Review:

From award-winning and bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age survival tale exploring issues of race, class, and climate change Addy is haunted by the tragic fire that killed her parents, leaving her to be raised by her grandmother. Now, years later, Addy’s grandmother has enrolled her in a summer wilderness program. There, Addy joins five other Black city kids—each with their own troubles—to spend a summer out west. Deep in the forest, the kids learn new (and to them) strange skills: camping, hiking, rock climbing, and how to start and safely put out campfires. Most important, they learn to depend upon each other for companionship and survival. But then comes a devastating forest fire… Addy is face-to-face with her destiny and haunting past. Developing her courage and resiliency against the raging fire, it’s up to Addy to lead her friends to safety. Not all are saved. But remembering her origins and grandmother’s teachings, she’s able to use street smarts, wilderness skills, and her spiritual intuition to survive.

Ego

Ego
Author: Peter Baumann,Michael W. Taft
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 1604076569
ISBN 13: 9781604076561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ego Book Review:

Ego: The Fall of the Twin Towers and the Rise of an Enlightened Humanity by Peter Baumann and Michael W. Taft is the first book to explore the positive evolutionary potential hidden in one of the most destructive events in history. In their examination of the evolutionary implications of 9/11 and its aftermath, the authors contend we are not falling into the grip of a new dark age at all; rather, we are on the verge of a much brighter one as the Darwinian process of natural selection continues to advance humankind. The authors’ inquiry led them to the roots of human suffering: the ego. That the ego underlies our problems as a species may come as no surprise. But a deeper look into the ego’s origin and history is full of unexpected revelations: The modern human is dominated by a Stone Age brain Energy consumption and the environmental crisis is nothing more than the evolutionary drive to survive gone haywire Evolution has wired us to be riveted to bad news, bad outcomes, and worst-case scenarios When beliefs are challenged it triggers a life or death stance in the human nervous system Emotions are mostly physical, not mental The self we identify with—along with its biases and beliefs—turns out to be an evolutionary tool that made its first appearance some 50,000 years ago during what’s called the conceptual revolution, arguably the biggest developmental leap in human history. The emerging ego accompanied our ability to construct complex tools, create art, and redefine social structure. For the first time as a species, we were able to imagine the future, consider the thoughts of others, and picture ourselves in our own minds. The ego is a cognitive trick of natural selection intended to insure the survival of the individual. Baumann and Taft say the problem comes when we take the ego’s conceptualization of reality as the truth about who we actually are. Using the latest research from neuroscience, evolutionary biology, psychology, and paleontology, Baumann and Taft show that modern humanity may be on the verge of an expansion of cognitive abilities akin to the development of the ego. This next step will free the human mind to see beyond the confines of the prison, and open the vast potential of conscious awareness.

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers
Author: Don Brown
Publsiher: Etch/Clarion Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN 10: 0358223571
ISBN 13: 9780358223573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers Book Review:

This graphic novel chronicles the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City through moving individual stories that bear witness to history and the ways it shapes the future.

Ninth Ward

Ninth Ward
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-08-16
ISBN 10: 9780316088411
ISBN 13: 0316088412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ninth Ward Book Review:

From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a heartbreaking and uplifting tale of survival in the face of Hurricane Katrina. Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in a tight-knit community in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. She doesn't have a fancy house like her uptown family or lots of friends like the other kids on her street. But what she does have is Mama Ya-Ya, her fiercely loving caretaker, wise in the ways of the world and able to predict the future. So when Mama Ya-Ya's visions show a powerful hurricane--Katrina--fast approaching, it's up to Lanesha to call upon the hope and strength Mama Ya-Ya has given her to help them both survive the storm. From the New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Boys and Towers Falling, Ninth Ward is a deeply emotional story about transformation and a celebration of resilience, friendship, and family--as only love can define it.

Sugar

Sugar
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 0316125784
ISBN 13: 9780316125789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sugar Book Review:

Ten-year-old Sugar lives on the River Road sugar plantation along the banks of the Mississippi. Slavery is over, but laboring in the fields all day doesn't make her feel very free. Thankfully, Sugar has a knack for finding her own fun, especially when she joins forces with forbidden friend Billy, the white plantation owner's son. Sugar has always yearned to learn more about the world, and she sees her chance when Chinese workers are brought in to help harvest the cane. The older River Road folks feel threatened, but Sugar is fascinated. As she befriends young Beau and elder Master Liu, they introduce her to the traditions of their culture, and she, in turn, shares the ways of plantation life. Sugar soon realizes that she must be the one to bridge the cultural gap and bring the community together. Here is a story of unlikely friendships and how they can change our lives forever. From Jewell Parker Rhodes, the author of Ninth Ward (a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and a Today show Al's Book Club for Kids pick), here's another tale of a strong, spirited young girl who rises beyond her circumstances and inspires others to work toward a brighter future.

Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN 10: 0316262250
ISBN 13: 9780316262255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost Boys Book Review:

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.

Falling Man

Falling Man
Author: Don DeLillo
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-05-15
ISBN 10: 9781416562078
ISBN 13: 1416562079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling Man Book Review:

There is September 11 and then there are the days after, and finally the years. Falling Man is a magnificent, essential novel about the event that defines turn-of-the-century America. It begins in the smoke and ash of the burning towers and tracks the aftermath of this global tremor in the intimate lives of a few people. First there is Keith, walking out of the rubble into a life that he'd always imagined belonged to everyone but him. Then Lianne, his es-tranged wife, memory-haunted, trying to reconcile two versions of the same shadowy man. And their small son Justin, standing at the window, scanning the sky for more planes. These are lives choreographed by loss, grief and the enormous force of history. Brave and brilliant, Falling Man traces the way the events of September 11 have reconfigured our emotional landscape, our memory and our perception of the world. It is cathartic, beautiful, heartbreaking.

Bayou Magic

Bayou Magic
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-05-12
ISBN 10: 0316224863
ISBN 13: 9780316224864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bayou Magic Book Review:

A magical coming-of-age story from Coretta Scott King honor author Jewell Parker Rhodes, rich with Southern folklore, friendship, family, fireflies and mermaids, plus an environmental twist. It's city-girl Maddy's first summer in the bayou, and she just falls in love with her new surroundings - the glimmering fireflies, the glorious landscape, and something else, deep within the water, that only she can see. Could it be a mermaid? As her grandmother shares wisdom about sayings and signs, Maddy realizes she may be the only sibling to carry on her family's magical legacy. And when a disastrous oil leak threatens the bayou, she knows she may also be the only one who can help. Does she have what it takes to be a hero? Jewell Parker Rhodes weaves a rich tale celebrating the magic within.

Towers Fall

Towers Fall
Author: Karina Sumner-Smith
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 1940456444
ISBN 13: 9781940456447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towers Fall Book Review:

War. Fire. Destruction. Xhea believed that the Lower City had weathered the worst of its troubles—that their only remaining fight would be the struggle to rebuild before winter. She was wrong. Now her home is under attack from an unexpected source. The Central Spire, the City’s greatest power, is intent on destroying the heart of the magical entity that resides beneath the Lower City’s streets. The people on the ground have three days to evacuate—or else. With nowhere to go and time running out, Xhea and the Radiant ghost Shai attempt to rally a defense. Yet with the Spire’s wrath upon them, nothing—not their combined magic, nor their unexpected allies—may be strong enough to protect them from the power of the City. From Nebula Award–nominated author Karina Sumner-Smith, Towers Fall is a fantastic climax to this amazing and thought-provoking trilogy. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

What Were the Twin Towers

What Were the Twin Towers
Author: Jim O'Connor,Who HQ
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 0451532775
ISBN 13: 9780451532770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Were the Twin Towers Book Review:

Discover the true story of the Twin Towers—how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world and changed the New York City skyline dramatically. Offices and corporations moved into the towers—also known as the World Trade Center—and the buildings were seen as the economic hub of the world. But on September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack toppled the towers and changed our nation forever. Discover the whole story of the Twin Towers—from their ambitious construction to their tragic end.

When the Towers Fall

When the Towers Fall
Author: Steven J. Robinson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2022-03-08
ISBN 10: 1666735779
ISBN 13: 9781666735772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Towers Fall Book Review:

The Book of Revelation describes natural disasters that we have only recently come to know about: coronal mass ejections, global wildfires, asteroid impacts. Could it be that they lie not far in the future? The vision of the four horsemen came to pass in 1870–1945. Nineteen centuries after the Romans drove the Jews from their land, Israel in 1948 was restored to statehood, and Jesus foretold that there would be people alive then who would still be alive when he returned. Revelation refers to the Arab-Israeli wars that in 1967 and 1973 threatened to destroy the new state; also to a time, still in the future, when the country will be conquered. Like the picture on a jigsaw box, John’s prophecy enables us, the last generation, to fit the scattered pieces of Old Testament prophecy together (much of it unfulfilled) and look back on what God has been doing through all history, from Creation to the present day. The present age climaxes with the resurrection of Israel’s dead and a global earthquake that destroys civilization—our civilization. Unprecedented suffering lies ahead, and we need to be prepared for it. After these things the kingdom will come.

America Is Under Attack

America Is Under Attack
Author: Don Brown
Publsiher: Flash Point
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2011-08-16
ISBN 10: 1466807954
ISBN 13: 9781466807952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America Is Under Attack Book Review:

One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011One of Horn Book's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011 On the ten year anniversary of the September 11 tragedy, a straightforward and sensitive book for a generation of readers too young to remember that terrible day. The events of September 11, 2001 changed the world forever. In the fourth installment of the Actual Times series, Don Brown narrates the events of the day in a way that is both accessible and understandable for young readers. Straightforward and honest, this account moves chronologically through the morning, from the terrorist plane hijackings to the crashes at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania; from the rescue operations at the WTC site in New York City to the collapse of the buildings. Vivid watercolor illustrations capture the emotion and pathos of the tragedy making this an important book about an unforgettable day in American history.

Molly and the Twin Towers

Molly and the Twin Towers
Author: Jessika Fleck
Publsiher: Girls Survive
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1515883353
ISBN 13: 9781515883357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molly and the Twin Towers Book Review:

When the Twin Towers fall on September 11, 2001, blocks from her school, twelve-year-old Molly, unable to reach her dads or Gran, must find her seven-year-old sister, Adi, and get her safely home. Includes author's note, glossary, and discussion questions.

Black Brother Black Brother

Black Brother  Black Brother
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0316493813
ISBN 13: 9780316493819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Brother Black Brother Book Review:

From award-winning and bestselling author, Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition. Framed. Bullied. Disliked. But I know I can still be the best. Sometimes, 12-year-old Donte wishes he were invisible. As one of the few black boys at Middlefield Prep, most of the students don't look like him. They don't like him either. Dubbing him "Black Brother," Donte's teachers and classmates make it clear they wish he were more like his lighter-skinned brother, Trey. When he's bullied and framed by the captain of the fencing team, "King" Alan, he's suspended from school and arrested. Terrified, searching for a place where he belongs, Donte joins a local youth center and meets former Olympic fencer Arden Jones. With Arden's help, he begins training as a competitive fencer, setting his sights on taking down the fencing team captain, no matter what. As Donte hones his fencing skills and grows closer to achieving his goal, he learns the fight for justice is far from over. Now Donte must confront his bullies, racism, and the corrupt systems of power that led to his arrest. Powerful and emotionally gripping, Black Brother, Black Brother is a careful examination of the school-to-prison pipeline and follows one boy's fight against racism and his empowering path to finding his voice.

After the Towers Fell

After the Towers Fell
Author: Raven Walker
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2003-04-01
ISBN 10: 0595276660
ISBN 13: 9780595276660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Towers Fell Book Review:

After the Towers Fell is a contemporary account of the nation's ordeal from the destruction of the World Trade Center to the invasion of Iraq. Written in the form of letters addressed to the Old World from the New, this book tells the story of America's fateful metamorphosis through eyewitness detail, breaking news, and social commentary. Who is the Enemy? What does War demand? How must we change to win? Provocative, passionate, insightful, and sobering, After the Towers Fell presents the unforgiving history of world-changing times. In case you have forgotten.

Nine Ten A September 11 Story

Nine  Ten  A September 11 Story
Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN 10: 1442485078
ISBN 13: 9781442485075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Ten A September 11 Story Book Review:

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.

Ground Zero

Ground Zero
Author: Alan Gratz
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 1338245775
ISBN 13: 9781338245776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ground Zero Book Review:

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller. In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan Gratz (Refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear -- and the stunning links between the past and present. September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Out of nowhere, an airplane slams into the tower, creating a fiery nightmare of terror and confusion. And Brandon is in the middle of it all. Can he survive -- and escape? September 11, 2019, Afghanistan: Reshmina has grown up in the shadow of war, but she dreams of peace and progress. When a battle erupts in her village, Reshmina stumbles upon a wounded American soldier named Taz. Should she help Taz -- and put herself and her family in mortal danger? Two kids. One devastating day. Nothing will ever be the same.