Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Secret Project by Jonah Winter - OPTIONAL

Winter, Jonah The Secret Project, illustrated by Jeanette Winter.  PICTURE BOOK.  Beach Lane (Simon), 2017.  $18.

One day in 1943, a private boys’ school in the New Mexico desert was told to vacate their building.  In their place a secret group of men and the people who supported them worked on something called the Gadget – racing to complete their invention before their enemies did.

What an interesting topic for a picture book.  I will have to ask my elementary teacher friends if this is taught at that level.  I can only see it being useful for high school, really, as a starter.  I’d love to hear from the authors about their motivation for this topic in this format.

HS – OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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