Just a Drop of Water

Just a Drop of Water

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Winner of the Crystal Kite Award, this touching story explores what it mean to be a good friend, how you should react to a bully, and makes the events of September 11th, 2001 personal.

In this story about growing up in a difficult part of America's history, Jake Green is introduced as a cross country runner who wants to be a soldier and an American hero when he grows up.

Before he can work far towards these goals, September 11th happens, and it is discovered that one of the hijackers lives in Jake's town. The children in Jake's town try to process everything, but they struggle. Jake's classmate Bobby beats up Jake's best friend, Sam Madina, just for being an Arab Muslim.

According to his own code of conduct, Jake wants to fight Bobby for messing with his best friend. The situation gets more complicated when Sam's father is detained and interrogated by the FBI. Jake's mother doubts Sam's father's innocence. Jake must choose between believing his parents and leaving Bobby alone or defending Sam.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 146 x 210 x 25mm | 349g
  • Sky Pony Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1510712348
  • 9781510712348
  • 33,123

About Kerry O'malley Cerra

Kerry O'Malley Cerra is a former high school history teacher who often enhanced textbooks with historical fiction to bring time periods to life. Just a Drop of Water, her first middle grade novel, was inspired by a deeply personal reaction to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. She lives in Coral Springs, Florida.
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648 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 42% (275)
4 33% (214)
3 18% (116)
2 5% (30)
1 2% (13)
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