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A Story of Hollywood during the McCarthy Era

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  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

How much do you need to sacrifice to speak against what you believe is wrong? Ben is still a young boy when he discovers the answer to this question. The year is 1954 and Ben's family has been torn apart by the Hollywood blacklist. When neighborhood bullies call his father a communist, Ben realizes the importance of standing up for what he believes in. Through Ben's eyes, readers learn about the McCarthy era, its effects on Hollywood, and the true meaning of freedom.

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978-1-61473-543-4
$44.95
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2004
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2003-08-01
BISACS JUV016110
Dewey F
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 9.5 x 7.5
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 72926
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Activities for further learning, Author/Illustrator biography, Glossary of key words, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
  • Ben's Story
  • The History of Hollywood during the McCarthy Era
  • Glossary
  • Timeline
  • Activities
  • To Find Out More
  • About the Author
Author: Pamela Dell

Pamela Dell has been writing for kids since the late 1980's, including work in both print and interactive multimedia. In the mid-1990's, she became one of the founders of Purple Moon, a highly acclaimed interactive game company for girls. As part of her role there, Pamela created the characters and scripts for the company's multiple-award winning Rockett CD-Rom game series. She has also produced work, both fiction and nonfiction, for clients such as Mattel, Carus Publishing, World Book Encyclopedia, Children's Press, Plan B Enterprises, Addictive Media, and the University of California, among others...subsequently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.