Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Ability, Disability & Ableism
People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Jonathan Safran Foer
Age Group:
14 and up
Publisher:
Mariner Books
ISBN:
978-0618711659
Year:
Ability, Disability & Ableism
People, Identity & Culture

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell, a self-proclaimed pacifist, tambourine player and Steven Hawking fanatic, has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York City. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with people of all races and ethnicities.

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When a tornado rips through town, Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

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