Radio Girl
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Radio Girl

by Carol Brendler
eBook | Pages: 224
Size: 5-1/2 X 8-1/4 | USD: $6.99
ISBN: 9780823430093
Publication Date: August 1, 2013
Age: 10-14 | Guided Reading Level: W
Themes: 20th Century

About the Book

Can a girl from a middle-class Irish Catholic family living in Newark, New Jersey, in 1938 find fame and fortune (or even a job) as a radio star? Tune in to this unforgettable historical novel to find out. Poignant, often hilarious, it’s the story of a family in crisis. Just as artful deception, smoke and mirrors characterize radio reality, so lies, secrets, and profound misunderstandings mark fourteen-year-old Cece Maloney’s life: her secret job at a radio station, a cheating father, an aunt who may be romantically involved with the parish priest, a boy-crazed best friend, and a ham radio operator and would-be soldier both lying to their parents. The worlds collide on the night of Orson Welles’s famous “The War of the Worlds” broadcast. As thousands flee in panic from the alleged Martian invasion, Cece must expose the truth about the radio hoax and confront the truth about her own and her family’s dishonesty.

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Educator's Guide/Lesson Plans
Educator's Guide/Lesson Plans

RADIO GIRL

Discussion questions and interdisciplinary connections with Common Core State Standards.