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Four starred reviews greeted this new, groundbreaking classic from Deborah Wiles!

Franny Chapman just wants some peace. But that's hard to get when her best friend is feuding with her, her sister has disappeared, and her uncle is fighting an old war in his head. Her saintly younger brother is no help, and the cute boy across the street only complicates things. Worst of all, everyone is walking around just waiting for a bomb to fall.

It's 1962, and it seems that the whole country is living in fear. When President Kennedy goes on television to say that Russia is sending nuclear missiles to Cuba, it only gets worse. Franny doesn't know how to deal with what's going on in the world--no more than she knows with how to deal with what's going on with her family and friends. But somehow she's got to make it.

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Four starred reviews greeted this new, groundbreaking classic from Deborah Wiles!

It's 1962, and it seems everyone is living in fear. Eleven-year-old Franny Chapman lives with her family in Washington, DC, during the days surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis. Amidst the pervasive threat of nuclear war, Franny must face the tension between herself and her younger brother, figure out where she fits in with her family, and look beyond outward appearances. For Franny, as for all Americans, it's going to be a formative year.

About the Author

Deborah Wiles is the author of the picture book Freedom Summer and three novels: Love, Ruby Lavender; The Aurora County All-Stars; and Each Little Bird That Sings, a National Book Award finalist. She has vivid memories of ducking and covering under her school desk during air raid drills at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. She also sang in the Glee Club, was a champion speller, and hated Field Day. Deborah lives in Atlanta, Georgia. You can visit her on the web at www.deborahwiles.com.

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Beverly B, August 20, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
The 1960's were truly a frightening time. Tween and young teen girls, who probably know nothing of the Cuban missile crisis, the Civil Rights Movement, the threat of nuclear war, or The Vietnam War will still relate to 12 year old Franny. Franny is just beginning to understand all of the scary events that are happening in the world in the early 60's, things that are upsetting her sense of her world being safe and happy for all. Her family, friends and teachers all seem to be discombobulated. Everyone is acting different, everything is changing, and everyone is afraid. The authentic news photos and references to music from the time enrich the reader's experience and set the tone for the events. I recommended readers log on to Pandora, so they can hear the songs and connect the lyrics to the events in the story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780545106061
Author:
Wiles, Deborah
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Four starred reviews greeted this new, groundbreaking classic from Deborah Wiles!

It's 1962, and it seems everyone is living in fear. Eleven-year-old Franny Chapman lives with her family in Washington, DC, during the days surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis. Amidst the pervasive threat of nuclear war, Franny must face the tension between herself and her younger brother, figure out where she fits in with her family, and look beyond outward appearances. For Franny, as for all Americans, it's going to be a formative year.

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