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Just a Drop of Water (Reprint) (Paperback) (Kerry O'malley Cerra)

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Ever since he was little, Jake Green has longed to be a soldier and a hero like his grandpa, who died serving his country. Right now, though, he just wants to outsmartand outrunthe rival cross country team, the Palmetto Bugs. But then the tragedy of September 11 happens. It’s quickly discovered that one of the hijackers lived nearby, making Jake’s Florida town an FBI hot spot. Two days later, the tragedy becomes even more personal when Jake’s best friend, Sam Madina, is pummeled for being an Arab Muslim by their bully classmate, Bobby.According to Jake’s personal code of conduct, anyone who beats up your best friend is due for a ****** kicking, and so Jake goes after Bobby. But soon after, Sam’s father is detained by the FBI, and Jake’s mom doubts the innocence of Sam’s family, forcing Jake to choose between his best friend and his parents. When Jake finds out that Sam’s been keeping secrets, too, he doesn’t know who his allies are anymore. In the end, Jake must decide: either walk away from Sam and the revenge that Bobby has planned, or become the hero he’s always aspired to be.A gripping and intensely touching debut middle grade novel by Kerry O’Malley Cerra,Just a Drop of Water brings the events of September 11, which shook the world, into the lens of a young boy who is desperately trying to understand the ramifications of this life-altering event.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 324.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Friendship
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Kerry O'malley Cerra
Language: English
Street Date: September 20, 2016
TCIN: 51736137
UPC: 9781510712348
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-3788

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