White Sands, Red Menace

Paperback | April 1, 2010

byEllen Klages

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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?

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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 ...

Ellen Klages was born a in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Philosophy.“It teaches you to ask questions and think logically, which are useful skills for just about any job.” she says. “But when I looked in the Want Ads under P, no philosophers. I’ve been a pinball mechanic, a photographer, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.75 × 5.12 × 0.87 inPublished:April 1, 2010Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142415189

ISBN - 13:9780142415184

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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"Klages has a gift for opening moral dilemmas to middle-graders - First-rate historical fiction." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Every bit as powerful as its predecessor." - School Library Journal