Countdown

Countdown Cover

Countdown

By Deborah Wiles

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545106054, 377pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2010

Description

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.



About the Author
DEBORAH WILES is the award-winning author ofEach Little Bird That Sings, a National Book Award finalist;Love, Ruby Lavender, an ALA Notable Children's Book, a Children's Book Sense 76 Pick, an NCTE Notable Book for the Language Arts, and a New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing; "Freedom Summer", a Coretta Scott King Honor Book; The Aurora County All-Stars, a New York Public Library Book for Reading and Sharing; and One Wide Sky. She lives in Georgia. www.deborahwiles.com