Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and the War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America

By: Gail Jarrow

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.

ISBN: 9781629797762

JLG Release: Feb 2019


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2019 Sibert Award Honor
2019 Golden Kite Award Honor, Non-Fiction for Older Readers
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Book Details

ISBN

9781629797762

First Release

February 2019

Genre

Nonfic

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Trim Size

10 1/4" x 8 1/4"

Page Count

144

Accelerated Reader

Level 7.2; Points: 4;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 1000L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Calkins Creek

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