Fast Friday Teen Picks: Never Forget 9/11

Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
While learning about September 11th, fifth grader Dèja (born after the attacks) realizes how much the events still color her world. 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 affects them every day.

The Red Bandanna 
by Tom Rinaldi
On September 11, 2001, Welles Crowther was at his job on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center when the Twin Towers were attacked. What he did next would alter the course of many lives. That day, the legend of the Man in the Red Bandanna was born.
On September 11th, America was attacked. But while we know what happened on that tragic day, many of us don’t understand why it happened. In this important book, Time magazine reporter Mitch Frank clearly and concisely explains why and answers the following essential questions.
Thunder Dog allows you entry into the isolated, fume-filled chamber of stairwell B to experience survival through the eyes of a blind man and his beloved guide dog. It’s the 9/11 story that will forever change your spirit and your perspective.
All We Have Left by Wendy Mills
In interweaving stories of sixteen-year-olds, modern-day Jesse tries to cope with the ramifications of her brother’s death on 9/11, while in 2001, Alia, a Muslim, gets trapped in one of the Twin Towers and meets a boy who changes everything for her as flames rage around them.
Truthers by Geoffrey Girard
When her veteran dad is committed to a psych ward, one girl must unravel a conspiracy that connects her past and the terrorist attack on 9/11.
The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner
On the morning of September 11, 2001, sixteen-year-old Kyle Donohue watches the first twin tower come down, then while fleeing home to safety, he finds a girl covered in ash who has no memory.
Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum
The tragic 9/11 event in NYC that changed the world, altered the life of Abbi Hope Goldstein as well as that of Noah Stern. They did not know each other back then, but they know each other now, and while Abbi is trying to move forward with her life, Noah still has unanswered questions that he believes Abbi can help answer.
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