Towers Falling
Score: 4
From 106 Ratings

Towers Falling


  • Author : Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316262231


Towers Falling Book Description :

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 abo...

Debunking 9 11 Myths
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Debunking 9 11 Myths


  • Author : David Dunbar
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 158816635X


Debunking 9 11 Myths Book Description :

Analyzes and refutes twenty of the most predominant theories involving the United States government's role in perpetrating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks....

Ninth Ward
Score: 4
From 33 Ratings

Ninth Ward


  • Author : Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2010-08-16
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0316088412


Ninth Ward Book Description :

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 Falli...

The Master Secret Code

The Master Secret Code


  • Author : Don Christie
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2006-04-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781600341090


The Master Secret Code Book Description :

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Falling Towers

Falling Towers


  • Author : John A. Richardson
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0874134196


Falling Towers Book Description :

In Falling Towers, J. A. Richardson examines how The Waste Land, The Dunciad, and Speke Parott are built upon similar patterns of conflict and anxiety. In each of the poems the poet presents his society and himself as under threat. He tries to counter the threat with some kind of assertion of poetic authority but fails since he dramatizes this conflict in such a way as to reveal his own insecurity. The presence of the flood in the three poems provides an example of the pattern. The flood acts both as a metaphor of the problem the poet is confronting, and, through hints of impending catastrophe, as his imaginative way of dealing with it. But in predicting a deluge the poet also dramatizes the prophecy in such a way that it appears self-interested, per...

Bayou Magic
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Bayou Magic


  • Author : Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316224864


Bayou Magic Book Description :

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 t...

Ghost Boys
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

Ghost Boys


  • Author : Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316262255


Ghost Boys Book Description :

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. An instant New York Times bestsellerAn instant IndieBound bestsellerThe #1 Kids' Indie Next PickA Walter Award winner Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a jou...

The 9 11 Commission Report  Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States  Authorized Edition
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The 9 11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States Authorized Edition


  • Author : National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-05-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393342154


The 9 11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States Authorized Edition Book Description :

Nearly three thousand people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Lower Manhattan, on a field in Pennsylvania, and along the banks of the Potomoc, the United States suffered the single largest loss of life from an enemy attack on its soil. In November 2002 the United States Congress and President George W. Bush established by law the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission. This independent, bipartisan panel was directed to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks, identify lessons learned, and provide recommendations to safeguard against future acts of terrorism. This volume is the authorized edition of the Commission's final report....

Painful Questions

Painful Questions


  • Author : Eric Hufschmid
  • Publisher : Ink & Scribe
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015070897940


Painful Questions Book Description :

Photos and commentary on cover of copy 1 differ from that of copy 2....