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Ground Zero

By Alan Gratz   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338245752 Hardcover
336 Pages | Ages 9 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338245776 Ebook
336 Pages | Ages 9 to 12

In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan Gratz (Refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear — and the stunning links between the past and present.

September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Out of nowhere, an airplane slams into the tower, creating a fiery nightmare of terror and confusion. And Brandon is in the middle of it all. Can he survive — and escape?

September 11, 2019, Afghanistan: Reshmina has grown up in the shadow of war, but she dreams of peace and progress. When a battle erupts in her village, Reshmina stumbles upon a wounded American soldier named Taz. Should she help Taz — and put herself and her family in mortal danger?

Two kids. One devastating day. Nothing will ever be the same.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Ground Zero:

* "The pace is quick (don't blink or you'll miss something!), its emotions deeply authentic, and the highly visual settings resonate with accuracy. With a moving author's note, pertinent back matter, and a surprise twist which brings the book full circle, Gratz delivers another winning read." — Booklist, starred review

"Gratz's deeply moving writing paints vivid images of the loss and fear of those who lived through the trauma of 9/11."— Kirkus Reviews