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Apr 01, 2010
| ISBN 9780142415184
| Middle Grade (10 and up)
Oct 02, 2008
| ISBN 9781440642272
| Young Adult
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Apr 01, 2010 | ISBN 9780142415184 | Middle Grade (10 and up)
Oct 02, 2008 | ISBN 9781440642272 | Young Adult
Engrossing historical fiction from the Scott O’Dell Award-winning author of The Green Glass Sea!It is 1946. World War II is over, ended by the atomic bomb that Dewey Kerrigan’s and Suze Gordon’s scientist parents helped build. Dewey’s been living with the Gordons since before the war’s end, before her father died, moving south with them to Alamogordo, New Mexico. At the White Sands Missile Range, Phil Gordon is working on rockets that will someday go to the moon; at home, Terry Gordon is part of the scientists’ movement against the Bomb. Dewey and Suze have conflicts of their own. Where does a girl who likes physics and math fit in? How do you know the right time to speak up and the right time to keep your head down? And, most important of all: What defines a family?
Ellen Klages is the author of two acclaimed historical novels: The Green Glass Sea, which won the Scott O’Dell Award and the New Mexico Book Award; and White Sands, Red Menace, which won the California and New Mexico Book awards…. More about Ellen Klages
* “First-rate historical fiction.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review“Sensitively portrays the early coming-of-age of two likable characters in a unique setting.”–Kirkus ReviewsA Junior Library Guild selection.
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