Nominations for the December 20 Capitol Choices agenda will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 12. Nominations for the 2014 List will still be accepted for the January 17 meeting as long as the books were published in 2013. The last date for any nominations of 2013 books will be on January 9, 2014.
Franny Chapman is growing up in the middle of the Cold War. She has the typical probllems of an eleven year old but she also has to deal with her sister's Ellen mysterious activities, her Uncle Ott's condition, and of course, the fear of any day being hit by a nuclear bomb. Emma Glvin infuses Franny's voice with the angst of a young woman on the cusp of adolescence and with the fear of disaster. The wonderful audio documentary sequences which are very effectively used more than make up for the lack of photographs included in the print version. First of a trilogy. Ages 10+