Fallout by Trudy Krisher

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It's the hurricane season of 1954, and tropical storms are raging. For Genevieve, other storms are also brewing. In the conservative beach town of Easton, North Carolina, the Wompers, a new family, are making waves with their outspoken opinions. Easton High School even becomes the center of local attention when the Wompers petition the school to teach about the dangers of atomic testing. Genevieve now needs to figure out where she stands and then decide how far she is willing to go to support her own beliefs. Set against the background of the cold war, Senator McCarthy's anticommunist crusade, and one of the most active hurricane seasons on record, this historical novel portrays a community battling nature and social change through the eyes of an unusually observant young woman.

About Trudy Krisher

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Trudy Krisher is the author of "Uncommon Faith", which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Capitol Choice Book, and a Bank Street Children's Book of the Year. She lives in Dayton, Ohio, where she is an assistant professor at the Sinclair Community College.
Published October 1, 2006 by Holiday House. 315 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Opening with Hurricane Carol and closing with Hurricane Hazel, Krisher explores the storms of human nature and the “human tendency to factions and cliques, to whisperings and rumors, to control and power.” It’s a story of witches, in the McCarthy witch-hunts, in the Salem witch trials studied in ...

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As Krisher (Spite Fences ) traces Genevieve's awakening to ideas that contradict her conservative parents' beliefs, the author also paints a vibrant picture of Senator McCarthy's influence on American society during the 1950s.

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