Cold War on Maplewood Street

Cold War on Maplewood Street

Among the everyday struggles of an eleven-year-old, the TV announcement of President John F. Kennedy interrupts: Russia is threatening nuclear war. As the Cuban Missile Crisis unfolds and panic spreads rapidly through Joanna’s community, Joanna also faces conflicts closer to home: resenting her older brother for leaving her to enlist in the navy, feeling lonely as her single mother works all day, hoping for the attention of a cute boy, avoiding her scary elderly neighbor, and discovering her friend’s family problems...

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