From the book jacket: It's 1944 and Meggie Dillon's life has been turned
upside down by World War II. Her older brother Eddie enlisted and was shipped
off to fight in Europe. And people say that anywhere else Grandpa would be
turned in because he's German, and people might think he's a spy. Is it true?
Could Grandpa be taken away?
Meggie's father has announced that they must help the war effort and move to Willow Run, Michigan, where he'll work nights in a factory building important war planes that will help fight the enemy in Europe. Willow Run will be the greatest adventure ever, Meggie thinks. There she meets Patches and Harlan, other kids like her whose parents have come here to do their part in the war. And there she faces questions about courage, and what it takes to go into battle, like Eddie, and how to keep hope alive on the home front.
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
- PW Starred Review
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