State-Sponsored Suspicion and YA

When:
October 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
2017-10-11T12:00:00-04:00
2017-10-11T13:15:00-04:00
Where:
Sandy Spring Bank Tent, Johnson Center North Plaza
4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kara Oakleaf
703.993.3986

New York Times best-selling author L.M. Elliott’s YA novel Suspect Red takes on McCarthyism in America when a 1950’s teen named Richard establishes a controversial friendship. As the nation’s paranoia is at an all-time-high, Richard is torn between proving his patriotism, and continuing a friendship with someone who understands his love of art and literature. Martin Sherwin, George Mason University professor specializing in Cold War-era politics and nuclear history supplies the historical context. Sherwin is also the recipient of a 2006 Pulitzer Prize for the co-authored book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer.