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Heather E. Schwartz

The Day the Towers Fell


2023 NYC BBA Distinguished Favorite

Sari is the only Muslim student in her class, and she often feels like she doesn't belong. The other kids, like Andrew, ask her difficult questions about her religion, and she doesn't know how to answer them. One day, Sari and Andrew are transported back in time to September 11, 2001. They witness the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center firsthand, and they see the devastating impact that these events have on the country. This experience changes Sari's perspective on the world. She realizes that everyone is an individual, and that we should not judge people based on their religion or any other group affiliation. This is a powerful story about the importance of tolerance and understanding. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the events of 9/11 and the challenges of religious prejudice.
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