Deja, dix ans, commence la cinquième année dans une nouvelle école. Les choses sont difficiles à la maison : Pop est toujours malade et triste, Ma est toujours au travail et Deja s'occupe toujours de son petit frère et de sa petite sœur pendant que Pop dort. Sa nouvelle école est différente de n'importe où ailleurs Deja a été, et l'éducation de l'histoire récente que Deja reçoit changera sa vie et celle de ses amis et de sa famille pour toujours.
Les élèves illustreront l'impact du 11 septembre sur les personnages de Towers Falling.
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Pop and Ma
How are you feeling today, honey?
I have a headache.
Deja's family has struggled financially for years because of her father’s inability to work due to the emotional and physical impact that 9/11 left on him. Because of this, Deja’s mother is always at work and she must take care of her younger siblings.
Pop was in the North Tower when it collapsed. He lost friends and colleagues, and feels tremendous guilt over surviving. He has headaches and breathing problems, and is often too down to leave bed. Ma worries about him and works long hours to support the family.
Miss Garcia was in fifth grade in Manhattan on September 11th when the planes hit the towers. Her mother rushed to pick her up. She saw it first hand, and that is most likely why she is so passionate about teaching it.
Ben’s father is in the military and fought in Afghanistan after September 11th. The experience changed him. His parents are now divorced and Ben rarely sees his father.
Sabeen’s family is Muslim. They have experienced a lot of prejudiced and judgement since September 11th.