Suspect Red Reading and Discussion with L. M. Elliott

at in store on 10/15/2017, 03:00 pm
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"Winston-Salem", NC
 
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Suspect Red Reading and Discussion with L. M. Elliott Sunday, October 15 at 3 p.m. Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem Elliott, a WFU graduate, will be joined by Wake Forest University faculty in this community conversation about the Cold War and Red Scare. Ages 12 +. About Suspect Red: It's 1953, and the United States has just executed an American couple convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Everyone is on edge as the Cold War standoff between communism and democracy leads to the rise of Senator Joe McCarthy and his zealous hunt for people he calls subversives or communist sympathizers. Suspicion, loyalty oaths, blacklists, political profiling, hostility to foreigners, and the assumption of guilt by association divide the nation. Richard and his family believe deeply in American values and love of country, especially since Richard's father works for the FBI. Yet when a family from Czechoslovakia moves in down the street with a son Richard's age named Vlad, their bold ideas about art and politics bring everything into question. Punctuated with photos, news headlines, ads, and quotes from the era, this suspenseful and relatable novel by award-winning New York Times best-selling author L.M. Elliott breathes new life into a troubling chapter of our history. L.M. Elliott (www.LMElliott.com) is the author of Under a War-Torn Sky-a NCSS/CBC Notable Book in Social Studies, Jefferson Cup Honor Book, one of Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year, and winner of the Borders' Original Voices Award-and its companions, A Troubled Peace (also a NCSS/CBC Notable) and Across a War-Tossed Sea (a Jefferson Cup Overfloweth title); as well as Annie, Between the States, a New York Times Young Adult E-Book Bestseller, an IRA Teacher's Choice and NYPL Book for the Teen Age; Give Me Liberty; and Flying South, a Bank Street College Best Children's Book. Can't make the event? Click here to order your signed and/or personalized copy from Bookmarks: http://www.bookmarksnc.org/book/9781423157540 This event is free and open to the public.

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