Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin

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Read Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story Online Free - From the critically acclaimed author of Anything But Typical comes a touching look at the days leading up to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and how that day impacted the lives of four middle schoolers.

Ask anyone: September 11, 2001, was serene and lovely, a perfect day—until a plane struck the World Trade Center.

But right now it is a few days earlier, and four kids in different parts of the country are going about their lives. Sergio, who lives in Brooklyn, is struggling to come to terms with the absentee father he hates and the grandmother he loves. Will’s father is gone, too, killed in a car accident that has left the family reeling. Nadira has never before felt uncomfortable about being Muslim, but at her new school she’s getting funny looks because of the head scarf she wears. Amy is starting a new school in a new city and missing her mom, who has to fly to New York on business.

These four don’t know one another, but their lives are about to intersect in ways they never could have imagined. Award-winning author Nora Raleigh Baskin weaves together their stories into an unforgettable novel about that seemingly perfect September day—the day our world changed forever.

Title : Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story
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ISBN : 144248506X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 208 pages


Rebecca rated it ★★★★★

June 20, 2017

This is an incredibly sad and disturbing novel, probably not right for every reader, but it's technically not 9/11 specific. 9/11 is merely a plot device used to connect four New Yorker kids leading troubled lives, kids who ultimately come to rely on each other in a time of crisis, uncertainty an...

Amanda rated it ★★★★★

May 08, 2016

This book brings the "before" and "after" of September 11th to students & readers that only know the after. I was engaged not only in the story and subtle hints of history, but in each character's story. They were authentic, real & diverse yet were able to connect & heal all because t...

Colby rated it ★★★★★

March 29, 2016

Whoa. A beautiful book. The different storylines were fascinating. I felt my heartbeat race as I inched closer to the awful events that took place on 9/11. I can't wait to hear what kids think of this important book.

Wendi rated it ★★★★★

August 08, 2017

Now when she looked around at the crowd of people, all sharing the same moment, the same sadness, not one person was like any other. If she squinted her eyes, everyone, every single person, melted into a mix of shapes and colors. This sensitive middle grade novel follows four children in the few d...

Kristin rated it ★★★★★

June 30, 2016

I could not put this one down. I stayed up too late reading, but it was worth it. This MG HF novel revolves around four middle school students living around the country (LA, NYC, Columbus, Ohio, and Shanksville, PA) in the two days leading up to September 11th. The individual characters aren't re...

Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

January 30, 2016

I have read one other fictionalized account about 9/11 (Joyce Maynard's phenomenal The Usual Rules) and was curious to see how this event might be handled with younger readers. (Side note: Odd to realize the members of the target audience for this novel were not even alive in 2001!) Overall, I ap...

Amy rated it ★★★★☆

September 12, 2017

November 2015 review: 2 stars Lots of leadup of 4 different characters pre-9/11, very little development post-9/11... I found that frustrating, as I expected to read a story about how four different characters dealt with 9/11's aftermath. September 2017 revisit: 3.75 stars I've had a chance to mull...

Joyce rated it ★★★★☆

October 09, 2016

4 children. 4 stories. 48 hours before the 9/11 attacks. This isn't a story so much about 9/11, rather a story about children's fears, worries and battles. It is a great reminder for kids that other kids experience all kinds of hardships and wouldn't the community be a better place if we were all...

Rachel rated it ★★★★★

June 30, 2016

Holy buckets.

Paige rated it ★★★★★

December 20, 2016

Even thought I was not alive on September 11th, 2001, after reading this book, I almost felt like I was. These 5 ordinary middle schoolers, have nothing in common, or are totally unknown to one another before 9/11. This story doesn't focus so much on the day itself, but the ordinary days that led...

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