My Birthday is September Eleven and Other Short Stories by Nicole Weaver

My Birthday is September Eleven and Other Short Stories by Nicole Weaver is a moving collection of stories that tackles tough issues. From a boy struggling with his birthday coming on the same day as the worst attacks on American soil, to a biracial boy coping with being teased, from a group of children helping to pay for a classmate’s life-saving surgery, to the rescue of a young boy whose village is nearly wiped out by a devastating hurricane, and more, this collection will show young readers the importance of compassion and how simple acts of kindness can make a difference.

Considering that English isn’t Weaver’s native tongue, this collection flows nicely. While the book is heavy on narration and sparse on setting details,  the message of each story is clear. I would have liked to see an editor round out some of the rough edges, but overall this collection will be a nice way for parents and educators to open discussions on topics that are so prevalent today.  Though this book is geared toward middle grade students, I think adults will enjoy it too.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Paperback:80 pages
  • Publisher:CreateSpace; Lrg edition (September 4, 2011)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:1466275995
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466275997
  • SRP:  $5.99

I received a free electronic copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no monetary compensation of any kind for this review.

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