Suspect Red

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I sat down one afternoon and thought I'd read for an hour before dinner. Instead, I ended up reading up to my dinner prep point and then for two hours after dinner. What a page turner. It's no secret that I love history and American politics, and I'll tell you that if you have Middle-Grade readers that are becoming aware of our current political climate this book may put both of you at ease. Not because the McCarthy era was great or that as a country we are proud of what went on- but because it shows that the system works and we got through those days as we will get through today and tomorrow. 

In 1953 Richard and his family were living in Washington DC. His dad works for the FBI, and Richard thinks he might too someday. Richard had some annoying qualities which I overlook because he is a reader. He wants to read everything and I cringed as his Mom took book after book off their shelf so that they wouldn't be accused of being Communist sympathizers.

After Richard makes some assumptions about a neighbor he ends up learning a lesson about the difference between patriotism and paranoia.

Suspect Red By L.M. Elliott September 19, 2017

 

 

 

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Jennifer Naughton

I'm a lifelong bibliophile who happens to love children's books and who should have become a librarian. Instead I horde books in case of apocalypse or the enactment of a Fahrenheit 451 type law. My five kids accept my addiction and have learned to accept books in odd places.