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Red Scare: A Graphic Novel

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Author: Liam Francis Walsh

A page-turning sci-fi adventure set in 1953, featuring a clever girl who, against all odds, must outsmart bullies, the FBI, and alien invaders during the height of the communist Red Scare.

The New York Times Book Review calls Red Scare a "masterly graphic novel debut... tightly wrought, intense, unpredictable... breathtaking action sequences... pacing is remarkable... a virtuosic performance."

Red Scare is a brilliant, fast-paced adventure. Action, history, and a tiny bit of fantasy collide in eye-popping panels, loaded with heart. -- Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth series

Peggy is scared: She's struggling to recover from polio and needs crutches to walk, and she and her neighbors are worried about the rumors of Communist spies doing bad things. On top of all that, Peggy has a hard time at school, and gets taunted by her classmates. When she finds a mysterious artifact that gives her the ability to fly, she thinks it's the solution to all her problems. But if Peggy wants to keep it, she'll have to overcome bullies, outsmart FBI agents, and escape from some very strange spies!



Publisher: Graphix
Published: 05/03/2022
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 8.90h x 7.00w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781338167085
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.2
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 515156 / Red Scare


Review Citation(s):
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2022
Publishers Weekly 04/04/2022
Booklist 05/15/2022 pg. 38
School Library Journal 06/24/2022 pg. 1

About the Author
Liam F. Walsh is a cartoonist, writer, and illustrator, originally from northern Wisconsin. He grew up on a dairy farm with lots of siblings and books and a pet crow. He now lives in the Italian part of Switzerland, and his cartoons frequently appear in the New Yorker magazine. Liam is the author and artist of the book Fish, a picture book published by Roaring Brook Press.

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