Towers Falling

Towers Falling


  • Release: 2016-07-12
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9780316262231
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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.

Final Report on the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers

Final Report on the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers


  • Release: 2005
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  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 248 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015062415271
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This is the final report of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigation of the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers, conducted under the National Construction Safety Team Act.

Ninth Ward

Ninth Ward


  • Release: 2010-08-16
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 0316088412
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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.

Debunking 9 11 Myths

Debunking 9 11 Myths


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 170 page
  • ISBN: 158816635X
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Analyzes and refutes twenty of the most predominant theories involving the United States government's role in perpetrating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Bayou Magic

Bayou Magic


  • Release: 2015-05-12
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780316224864
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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.