Towers Falling

Towers Falling

by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Author)

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.

Journey with Deva as she navigates the aftermath of 9/11 in Jewell Parker Rhodes' "Towers Falling".

In this poignant middle-grade novel, Deva struggles to make sense of the tragic events and the weight of the world's grief. As she grapples with her own emotions and fears, she finds solace in her love for her family and the power of community.

"Towers Falling" is a moving portrayal of resilience, empathy, and the strength of the human spirit. Rhodes masterfully crafts a narrative that delicately weaves historical events with a personal story of growth and healing.

Through Deva's eyes, readers gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of loss and the importance of finding hope amidst adversity. This book serves as a reminder of the power of unity and the unwavering spirit that emerges from tragedy.


256 pages