One of the really great historical novels for young people that I've read in the last few years is The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages. (Which BTW, won the coveted Scott O'Dell Award for historical fiction.
This is the story of 10 year old Dewey whose scientist father works at Los Alamos, NM on some highly secret mission.
But when I got to the end, I dissolved.
The following is one quick, but powerful quote from the Swarm of Beasts review of Green Glass Sea.
“And finally, you just have to be floored with fear and trembling at the idea that human beings can obliterate each other on such a massive scale.” (Swarm of Beasts YA Blogger)
And that, folks is precisely how I felt about it too.
And then there is the sequel which I have yet to read. Amanda at A Patchwork of Books says I should. Yes, yes. I want to!
Coming, dear Librarian.