In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan gratz (refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear -- and the stunning links between the past and present. September 11, 2001, new York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the 107th floor of the world trade center. Out of nowhere, an airplane slams into the Tower, creating a fiery nightmare of terror and confusion. And Brandon is in the middle of it all. Can he survive -- and escape? September 11, 2019, Afghanistan: reshmina has grown up in the shadow of war, but she dreams of peace and progress. When a battle erupts in her village, reshmina stumbles upon a wounded American soldier named tag. Should she help Taz -- and put herself and her family in mortal danger? Two kids. One devastating day. Nothing will ever be the same.