The Green Glass Sea

Monday, July 6, 2015
Elle Klages
The Green Glass Sea

"It's 1943, and eleven-year-old Dewey Kerrigan is en route to New Mexico to live with her mathematician father. Soon she arrives at a town that, officially, doesn't exist. It is called Los Alamos, and it is abuzz with activity, as scientists and mathematicians from all over America and Europe work on the biggest secret of all--"the gadget." None of them--not J. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Manhattan Project; not the mathematicians and scientists; and least of all, Dewey--know how much "the gadget" is about to change their lives."

My 11 year old daughter and I read this together - we both enjoyed the story immensely and had a lot to talk about - especially with MY mom who would have been Dewey Kerrigan's age in 1943!  It was so interesting to read about an aspect of World War II that I knew so little about - the secretiveness of the project, the scientists involved, the idea of a whole "town" that nobody can talk about.  Ellen Klages also includes several real life scientists and other personnel who were involved in the Manhattan Project.  So many interesting aspects to this story and nice to be able to share and discuss with the young people in your life.

I ordered this title through MelCat.

Peggy G. - circulation 

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