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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.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release: 2016-07-12
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780316262231

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While learning about September 11th, fifth grader Dáeja (born after the attacks) realizes how much the events still color her world.

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Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Release: 2018-04-17
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 1536437093

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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.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release: 2016-07-12
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780316262231

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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.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Karina Sumner-Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2015-11-17
File: 396 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781940456447

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Raven Walker
Publisher: iUniverse
Release: 2003-04-01
File: 132 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780595276660

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Sari doesn't like being the only Muslim student in her class, especially when kids like Andrew ask difficult questions. Then, a trip back in time takes them both to September 11, 2001. A tragic day in U.S. history helps them see their world in a whole new way. This graphic novel introduces the events of 9/11 to students and explores important social issues such as religious prejudice. This hi-lo book will capture the interest of kids who enjoy graphic novels involving time travel, tragic events, and historical fiction.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Heather E. Schwartz
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Release: 2020-03-05
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780743970983

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Sari doesn't like being the only Muslim student in her class, especially when kids like Andrew ask difficult questions. Then, a trip back in time takes them both to September 11, 2001. A tragic day in U.S. history helps them see their world in a whole new way. This graphic novel introduces the events of 9/11 to students and explores important social issues such as religious prejudice. This hi-lo book will capture the interest of kids who enjoy graphic novels involving time travel, tragic events, and historical fiction.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Heather Schwartz
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Release: 2019-10-15
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781644913413

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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.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release: 2015-05-12
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780316224864

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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.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release: 2010-08-16
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 0316088412

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In Falling Towers, J. A. Richardson examines how The Waste Land, The Dunciad, and Speke Parott are built upon similar patterns of conflict and anxiety. In each of the poems the poet presents his society and himself as under threat. He tries to counter the threat with some kind of assertion of poetic authority but fails since he dramatizes this conflict in such a way as to reveal his own insecurity. The presence of the flood in the three poems provides an example of the pattern. The flood acts both as a metaphor of the problem the poet is confronting, and, through hints of impending catastrophe, as his imaginative way of dealing with it. But in predicting a deluge the poet also dramatizes the prophecy in such a way that it appears self-interested, personally motivated, and unreliable. The dramatization implies the poet's unacknowledged anxiety about his own authority. The similar casts of the imagination shared by these three poems can be traced back to the similar cultural conditions under which the poets wrote. Each stood in, and indeed stood for, a cultural tradition that was exhausted and dying. Skelton was arguably the last medieval poet, Pope the last Renaissance poet, and Eliot the last romantic. One important pattern of conflict that can be seen in all three poems is between age and youth. Each poet speaks with an aged voice. Skelton's parrot is a very old bird and the poet himself is not very far behind him; Pope is present behind The Dunciad in the character he publicly cultivated in the 1730s of the wise old philosopher; and Eliot's speaker in The Waste Land, who is probably much like Eliot himself, is implicitly aged. The speakers' worlds are dominated by youth, a motif that is quite marked in each of the poems. Confronted with a youthful world that they neither understand nor like, the poets try to assert their own authority, but the dramatic situations give them away. The old man railing against the excesses of youth appears less as sage and authoritative than as threatened, aggressive, envious, and uncertain. The second, more general pattern of conflict is that which exists between a world grown too confusingly crowded and a poet who insists upon limitation and selection. Profusion and crowds are important images of the corrupt world in all three poems, and the threat they represent is intimately embodied in the poems' many voices. Although Falling Towers concentrates on three poets and three poems, it aims not merely to analyze the poems but also to suggest something about their place in literary history. At its most ambitious, the book proposes an argument about the importance of a poet's position in the development of his or her tradition and about the pattern of English cultural change.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: John A. Richardson
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Release: 1992
File: 190 Pages
ISBN-13: 0874134196

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