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The story of a formative year in 12-year-old Franny Chapman's life, and the life of a nation facing the threat of nuclear war.It's 1962, and it seems everyone is living in fear. Twelve-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.
The fearful events of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis are witnessed by 11-year-old Franny, who finds her life and perspectives changing throughout the course of a week that is also marked by difficult family issues. By the National Book Award finalist author of
Each Little Bird That Sings .
Number of Pages: 377
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Historical / United States / 20th Century
Series Title: Sixties Trilogy
Age Range: Teen
Author: Deborah Wiles
Street Date: May 1, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-8215