Everything you need to understand or teach The Submission by Amy Waldman.
The Submission is a novel by Amy Waldman. The story begins about two years after September 11, 2001. The committee assigned to choose a design for the 9/11 memorial picks a submitted design, and they then discover that it was submitted by a Muslim American. The novel follows the ensuing public outcry and utilizes an ensemble cast of characters to explore several perspectives. The novel explores themes of xenophobia, personal and political tensions, shifting personal views, compromise, and pain.