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New York : HarperCollins, 2001.
IL 3-6, RL 3.9
ISBN 0060292148
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I was late to school todayÖÖ I saw my principal on the street so I followed him.  Why?  Donít you know thereís a war on?  I followed him and snuck into an apartment building and overheard his conversation.  He told some lady he wants my teacher, Miss Gossim, fired.  He must be a spy.  Why do I think that?  Donít you know thereís a war on?  I need to stop this.  Why would he do this?   My dad would know what to do, but heís not around.  Why not?  Donít you know thereís a war on?  Things are so crazy.  My momís working at the Naval yard.  My dadís letters have holes cut in them and I spend my free time collecting scrap metal from strangers.  Why?  Donít you know thereís a war on? (Meg Torrens,, Palmetto Bays Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC)
SUBJECTS:     World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Fiction.
                        Teacher-student relationships -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.


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