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Avi's documentary approach chronicles the results of a teacher's objection to a ninth grader's humming along with “The Star Spangled Banner.” School rules stipulate that students are to stand at “respectful, silent attention.” Mis com muni cation, misperceptions, and personal viewpoints of right, wrong, and protected freedoms propel the characters rapidly into a crisis situation that forces the reader to explore issues of perception, reality, bias, and expediency.
Marty Preston, an eleven-year-old West Virginian boy, befriends a stray dog and while protecting the dog from abuse wrestles with universal questions of honesty, commitment, and ethical decision making. Marty discovers that discerning right from wrong is not as straightforward as he had imagined.
In a spirited blend of science, history, and biography, Freedman presents a fascinating portrait of a new age. Using Wilber and Orville Wright's own photographs as well as excerpts from their notes and journals, he creates a uniquely personal and engaging view of their accomplishments.