Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and the War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America
On October 30, 1938, thousands of Americans heard H. G. Wells’s infamous War of the Worlds broadcast and at first panicked, thinking that aliens had invaded Earth. The angry public’s reaction sparked a national discussion about fake news, propaganda, and the role of radio.
JLG Release: Feb 2019
Awards & Honors
2019 Sibert Award Honor
2019 Golden Kite Award Honor, Non-Fiction for Older Readers
CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: Historical People, Places, and Events
Praise & Reviews
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10 1/4" x 8 1/4"
Level 7.2; Points: 4;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 0; Points: 0;