Praise for Towers Falling:
"History made personal-
-and what a person! Deja's voice is real and memorable
, her compelling story
one of hope unmarred by sentimentality."
—Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author
"This tender retelling
of tragedy is a solid vessel to help young readers understand the gravity of 9/11 and how it touches all Americans, no matter where we come from. "
"This is a welcome contribution to children's literature
."—School Library Journal
"Rhodes approaches a complex, painful topic with insight and grace
, providing context to an event distant to the book's audience."
—Publishers WeeklyAdditional praise and awards for Jewell Parker Rhodes' books: Ninth Ward
was named a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book, a Notable Book for a Global Society, a CCBC Choices pick, a VOYA Top Shelf Fiction pick, an ALSC Notable Children's Book, an SLJ Best Book of the Year, an IndieBound Kids' Next List pick, a Parents' Choice Gold Award recipient, and an NYPL Top 100 Title for Reading & Sharing.
was a Junior Library Guild selection, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, an IndieBound Kids' Next List pick, a Jane Addams Book Award winner, an IRA Top Chapter Books selection, and a CCBC Choices Pick.
was an LA Times summer reading selection and a Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature Best Books selection.
was an Indiebound Kids' Next List selection, a Junior Library Guild selection, one of Amazon's Best Books of the Month, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, a Seventeen M
agazine Best Book of the Year, and a Notable Book for a Global Society.