The Year of the Bomb (Hardcover)

By Ronald Kidd

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781416958925, 202pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2009

List Price: 16.99*
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The year is 1955, and there's nothing that Paul and his best friends, Oz, Arnie, and Crank, love more than horror movies. So when Invasion of the Body Snatchers starts filming in their small California town, they couldn't be more excited. But when their acquaintance with Laura and Darryl, extras on the movie, leads to an involvement in a possible Communist conspiracy, Paul is afraid that they're in too deep. It's not a horror movie anymore--this is real life. From acclaimed storyteller Ronald Kidd comes this coming-of-age tale about taking a stand, following the crowd, and navigating the gray areas in between.

About the Author

Ronald Kidd is the author of On Beale Street and Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial. His books have received the Children's Choice Award and the Edgar Award nomination. Ronald lives in Nashville, Tennessee.