All We Have Left
In interweaving stories of sixteen-year-olds, modern-day Jesse tries to cope with the ramifications of her brother's death on 9/11, while in 2001, Alia, a Muslim, gets trapped in one of the Twin Towers and meets a boy who changes everything for her as flames rage around them.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Family member death; Race discrimination; death of brother; grief; loss; marginalized group of poeple; prejudice
Asian (Indonesian) / White
mother and father
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2017 Grades 9-12
September 11; 9/11; Muslims; tagging; family problems; peace; World Trade Center; Twin Towers; trauma; friendship; hatred; racial issues
Mills, Wendy, "All We Have Left" (2017). Diverse Families. 2005.