- Narrated by: Jewell Parker Rhodes
- Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-12-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
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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, Deja 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.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Michael on 05-21-18
From an adults POV
My daughter bought this book to listen to the story, that she had read for a school book report. My take on the story, is it was a good story, just everything didn't fit. The 5th grade girl is written very youngish. she seems more like a 2nd grade then a 5th. There were parts of the story that just didn't fit with the plots. The story is a strong one with great meaning, just missing something.
By Ms. Shannon on 10-22-17
Amazing Story; Killer Narration
I read this book with my students to teach them about 9/11, characters, and social issues. This book was amazing and was loved by many of my students (including several of my reluctant readers). However, I was not able to listen to more than 5 minutes of this audio version as the narration voice was beyond annoying; it was like nails on a chalkboard. I can't say enough amazing things about this book, unfortunately the audio is not the same.