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I finished two books of a similar theme:
TOWERS FALLING by Jewell Parker Rhodes and NINE, TEN A SEPTEMBER 11 STORY by Nora Raleigh Baskin.
Both are must reads and I think in particular that TOWERS FALLING would make an excellent read aloud for fifth grade at the start of school. In fact, as soon as the copy I purchased for school is processed, it’s being checked out to one of my teachers. I read TOWERS FALLING in one sitting. There’s so much to unpack in that book.
NINE, TEN A SEPTEMBER 11 STORY is told through the points of view of children who live in different parts of the country and yet the one event on September 11 intersects their lives. I think this would make a great follow up book after TOWERS FALLING as a literature circle.
For my book club:
Last night, our book club met to discuss THE TRUTH ACCORDING TO US by Annie Barrows. I love her as an author. This book was one I couldn’t put down. I was sad to miss the discussion but we had traveled none hours to get home and I was tuckered.
The characters seemed so believable. I was mad at a certain character for most of the book and I was right to be mad. Just the name, Felix, kind of gives the impression that he was not to be trusted.
I am sad I have to return THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead to the library. It was on a 14 day loan and it has holds. Ugh. Will just need to get back on the hold line.
MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs is awaiting me this evening.
What are you reading?