Green Glass Sea
By Ellen KlagesReading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Awards: Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Publisher: Viking Juvenile 2007
Two girls spend a year in Los Alamos as their parents work on the secret gadget that will end World War II. Dewey is a mechanically minded 10-year-old who gets along fine with the scientists at the site, but is teased by girls her own age who find themselves residents of this secretive, scientific community.