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"Set in 1954, this compelling historical novel tells the story of a young girl's struggles and triumphs in the aftermath of World War II. The war is over, but the threat of communism and the Cold War loom over the United States. In Detroit, Michigan, twelve-year-old Marjorie Campbell struggles with the ups and downs of family life, dealing with her veteran father's unpredictable outbursts, keeping her mother's stash of banned library books a secret, and getting along with her new older "brother", the teenager her family took in after his veteran father's death. When a new girl from Germany transfers to Marjorie's class, Marjorie finds herself torn between befriending Inga and pleasing her best friend, Bernadette, by writing in a slam book that spreads rumors about Inga. Marjorie seems to be confronting enemies everywhere--at school, at the library, in her neighborhood, and even in the news. In all this turmoil, Marjorie tries to find her own voice and figure out what is right and who the real enemies actually are."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J FIC HOLBROOK (Text) 33892100465989 Children's Fiction Book None 08/16/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1629794988
  • ISBN: 9781629794983
  • Physical Description: 256 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2017].

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-256).
Summary, etc.:
"Set in 1954, this compelling historical novel tells the story of a young girl's struggles and triumphs in the aftermath of World War II. The war is over, but the threat of communism and the Cold War loom over the United States. In Detroit, Michigan, twelve-year-old Marjorie Campbell struggles with the ups and downs of family life, dealing with her veteran father's unpredictable outbursts, keeping her mother's stash of banned library books a secret, and getting along with her new older "brother", the teenager her family took in after his veteran father's death. When a new girl from Germany transfers to Marjorie's class, Marjorie finds herself torn between befriending Inga and pleasing her best friend, Bernadette, by writing in a slam book that spreads rumors about Inga. Marjorie seems to be confronting enemies everywhere--at school, at the library, in her neighborhood, and even in the news. In all this turmoil, Marjorie tries to find her own voice and figure out what is right and who the real enemies actually are." -- From the publisher.
Subject: Cold War (1945-1989)
Middle school students > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Cold War > Juvenile fiction.
Nineteen fifties > Juvenile fiction.
Detroit (Mich.) > Juvenile fiction.
Middle school students > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Cold War > Fiction.
Nineteen fifties > Fiction.
Detroit (Mich.) > Fiction.
Families.
Friendship.
Middle school students.
Nineteen fifties.
Michigan > Detroit.
Middle school students > Juvenile fiction.
Cold war > Juvenile fiction.
Nineteen fifties > Juvenile fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family.
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Juvenile works.

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