Winnie's War by Jenny Moss

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Life in Winnie's sleepy town of Coward Creek, Texas, is just fine for her. Although her troubled mother's distant behavior has always worried Winnie, she's plenty busy caring for her younger sisters, going to school, playing chess with Mr. Levy, and avoiding her testy grandmother. Plus, her sweetheart Nolan is always there to make her smile when she's feeling low. But when the Spanish Influenza claims its first victim, lives are suddenly at stake, and Winnie has never felt so helpless. She must find a way to save the people she loves most, even if doing so means putting her own life at risk.Winnie's take-charge attitude will empower and inspire readers, as Jenny Moss's lyrical writing beautifully captures the big-time worries of a small-town girl.

About Jenny Moss

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Jenny Suffredini is a former NASA engineer. She earned a master’s degree in literature and a job as an adjunct writing instructor. Winnie’s War is her first novel. She lives with her husband and two teenagers in Houston, Texas.
Published October 1, 2011 by Walker Childrens. 193 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In fall of 1918, the threat of Spanish influenza tops the list of Winnie’s concerns—along with her frail sister, her gentle but completely unassertive father and her mother, who remains emotionally crippled by storms from the past.

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The pandemic is more a background detail than a plot–it’s something that’s happening while Winnie is navigating her individual relationships with her friends and family members.

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