And Then the Sky Exploded

Product Number: EB00780298
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781459736399
Publisher: Dundurn
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Description

2018 Red Maple Award—Shortlisted - High Plains Book Award—Shortlisted, Young Adult category When Christian learns his great-grandfather helped build the A-bombs dropped on Japan, he wants to make amends...?omehow. While attending the funeral of his great-grandfather, ninth-grader Christian Larkin learns that the man he loved and respected was a member of the Manhattan Project, the team that designed and created the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during the Second World War. On a school trip to Japan, Chris meets eighty-one-year-old Yuko, who was eleven when the first bomb exploded over Hiroshima, horribly injuring her. Christian is determined to do something to make up for what his great-grandfather did. But after all this time, what can one teenager really do? His friends tell him it's a stupid idea, that there's nothing he can do. And maybe they're right. But maybe, just maybe...?hey're wrong.

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Author(s): David A. Poulsen
Original Publish Date: Oct 22, 2016

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