Red Scare: A Graphic Novel

Written and illustrated by Liam Francis Walsh

Hardcover edition

Publisher Scholastic Imprint Graphix ISBN


Red Scare: A Graphic Novel

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Illustrations/Images: Blood/Gore,Violence: Gun Violence

A page-turning adventure featuring a clever 11-year-old girl who must, against all odds, protect her family and town during the height of the communist "red scare."In the aftermath of the Korean War, Peggy's small hometown is rife with anti-Communist hysteria. But Peggy has bigger problems: She's struggling to recover from polio. Taunted by her classmates, Peggy just wants to be left alone, but then she stumbles across a mysterious object that gives her the power to fly. Unscrupulous operatives from the American and Soviet governments seek the object to overturn the tense political stalemate, and Peggy finds herself smack in the middle of the Cold War arms race.

Author’s note. Sketchbook. Full-color illustrations were drawn with pens and brush pen and colored with Adobe Photoshop.


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