All we have left by Wendy Mills
Jesse's family doesn't talk about her brother Travis and her parents are about to divorce. Lead astray by the wrong crowd, she is arrested for hate speech tagging,and is sentenced to community service at the Islam Peace Center. The friends she makes there instill in Jesse a new understanding of Muslims and the Islamic faith.
Alia, is an aspiring comic book writer/illustrator. An incident at school causes her parents to withdraw permission for Alia to attend a program for talented high school artists. On September 11, she heads to her father's office at the World Trade Center to plead with him to change his mind. She is there when the planes hit the building and as she struggles to escape the flames she must trust the boy she just met if they are to make it out alive.This touching look at a national tragedy promotes healing and understanding.
8th Summer 2017, 7th grade, Issues Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Tessa's Picks