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WFCR Local Features
WFCR Local Features
Summer Fiction - Ellen Wittlinger
(2010-05-28)
(wfcr) - The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis isn't a typical story line for today's young readers. Yet that's the setting for writer Ellen Wittlinger's new work of fiction, This Means War, a story about a group of 5th graders pushing adolescence, questioning each other's loyalty, and realizing that their small Midwestern town is not impenetrable. Ellen Wittlinger, who lives in Haydenville, Masachusetts, told WFCR's Jill Kaufman, that a political crisis felt like the perfect metaphor for childhood. © Copyright 2017, wfcr