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Publisher's Summary

Ellen Klages’ debut novel, The Green Glass Sea, was lavished with praise, including the Scott O’Dell Award for historical fiction. This sequel continues the story of science enthusiast Dewey Kerrigan, now living with her friend Suze’s family in Alamogordo, New Mexico, after her father’s death. Against the backdrop of America’s quest for the moon, Dewey tries to find her place in the world.

©2008 Ellen Klages (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Superbly written and rich in detail, Klages's novel once again nails the uncertainty that many Americans experienced after the truths of Hiroshima began to surface. History is intricately woven into the story of these memorable characters, and issues such as self-identity, family, and racism are explored. The desert heat is palpable, the immense expanses are easily visualized, and the roles that women and minorities played in the late 1940s are painfully evident." (School Library Journal)

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  • Stockton, CA, United States
  • 12-19-11

A good read; read well

What did you love best about White Sands, Red Menace?

Following

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dewy as she grows up.

Which character – as performed by Julie Dretzin – was your favorite?

All characters were done very well.