Sunday, May 29, 2016
It has been 15 years since 9/11 and Deja doesn't know anything about it. She has lived in Brooklyn her whole life but no one has ever talked about it. Deja's dad suffers from anxiety and headaches and can't keep a job. As a result her family is living in a homeless shelter. When Deja starts school she befriends a boy and a Muslim girl. Her school is teaching about 9/11 with a focus on the bravery of the people afterward and how Americans, all Americans, came together. What Deja doesn't know is that 9/11 impacted her family personally.
This was a good look at 9/11 through the eyes of someone born afterward trying to make sense of it 15 years later. It also touched on the repercussions for survivors. I thought this was good.