Thriller Fiction by Alan Gratz
In the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, Akira and her horse struggle to escape a massive wildfire. In Churchill, Manitoba, Owen and George flee starving polar bears that have been stranded on land by melting sea ice. In Miami, Florida, Natalie fights to save her neighbor’s dog as her city drowns in a hurricane. Four different kids. Three different threats. Two degrees of temperature rise. One single cause: Climate change.
Nine year old Brandon is trapped in the North Tower when an airplane slams into the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Nearly twenty years later in Afghanistan, eleven year old Reshmina struggles to survive when the U.S. and the Taliban use her village as a battleground. But the past and present are tied together, and Brandon and Reshmina are connected in more ways than they know…
June 6, 1944. D-Day. Six disparate heroes–a French-Algerian resistance fighter, a Canadian paratrooper, a British tank driver, an African-American medic, a girl from Normandy, and an American soldier with a dangerous secret–put their lives on the line to make the Allied invasion of German-occupied France a success, proving that we are stronger together.
Kamran Smith has it all. He’s the star of the football team, dates the most popular girl at school, and can’t wait to go to West Point like his big brother, Darius. Although Kamran’s mother is from Iran, Kamran has always felt 100% American. Accepted.
Then Kamran’s older brother goes online claiming credit for a terrorist attack, and everything implodes.