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The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
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Nov 19, 07

bookshelves: young-adult, fiction, pseudo-history
Recommended for: YA recent-historical fiction fans
Read in October, 2007

Dewey's dad is working on the Manhattan Project and she joins him at the secret government camp in New Mexico where the brightest minds work to build the biggest bomb. Dewey herself is one of the coolest pre-teen characters I've come across in a while: she builds radios and gadgets from scrap materials found in the Army's dump, and she makes genuine friends with people rather than being picked on or trying to schmooze with the popular crowd.

Also a great book for introducing the arguments made at the time that were for/against using the bomb vs. threatening to use it.
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