As a huge fan of middle grade historical fiction I am excited to see several books coming out this year based on and around the events of 9/11. It's important for kids to understand the good and bad side of history and I really enjoyed this touching story. Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes is about Deja, a fifth grader, and her family who's been down on their luck for some time. With her mother working all the time and her dad's chronic ill health, Deja is carrying a lot more responsibility than most kids her age. When her teacher assigns a project about 9/11, the students (especially Deja) find out how events that happened before they were born can impact their lives today. I think this story does a good job of transferring the emotions of that day, and I think kids will find the characters very engaging.
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If you enjoyed reading Falling Towers, you'll probably also like Prairie Evers and All the Broken Pieces.
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