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A Spy on the Home Front - A Molly Mystery

2005, American Girl/Pleasant Co.Publications,
Ages 9 and up

ISBN-10: 1584859881
ISBN-13: 978-1584859888

A Spy on the Home Front: A Molly Mystery

In A Spy on the Homefront, ten-year old Molly is visiting her grandparents in the summer of 1944 when the son of a neighboring German immigrant family is accused of anti-American activities. His family faces the specter of being sent to an internment camp. Molly and the accused young man's 10-year-old sister embark on a sometimes harrowing Nancy Drew-like sleuthing effort in hopes of clearing his name. In the mark of a good mystery, their adventures take a new twisting turn each time things seem to slow down.

“Hart's tale is a thought-provoking history lesson that looks particularly at how government can turn on citizens in the guise of wartime security. Yet it never bogs readers down in historic detail to the detriment of the unfolding drama.”
—The Capitol Times

Available from these online retailers:
Barnes & (Canada) (United Kingdom)
Chapters/Indigo (Canada)