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We Own the Sky

By Rodman Philbrick   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338736298 Hardcover
208 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338736304 Ebook
208 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

A thrilling historical adventure about the rise of the KKK in Maine by the master of adventure himself, Rodman Philbrick. It combines the page-turning action of Wildfire with the historical depth and impact of Newbery Honor-winning The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg.

It's Maine, 1924, and the Ku Klux Klan is on the rise.

Davy and Jo Michaud have been recently orphaned. Taken in by a distant relative—a famous aviator—they are now working with a group of stunt pilots who spend their time wing walking, leaping from plane to plane, and flying through fireworks! But though the stunts are dangerous, the real threat is building behind the scenes.

The KKK is on the rise in Maine that summer, inspired by the racial fears promoted in Birth of a Nation. They spew hatred of immigrants, Blacks, Jews, and French Catholics—that last, a rage that will be directed at Davy and Jo.

When Davy and Jo cross paths with the Klan, they get tangled up in a terrible revenge plan, and held as hostages. Can they escape with their lives?

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Wild River:

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"Newbery Honoree Philbrick twines a heartfelt message about teamwork and forgiveness with realistic dangers in this pageturning survival story. A battle for power keeps the tension high, as do plenty of twists and cliffhangers, which create enough uncertainty to keep the pages turning." — Publishers Weekly

"As he did with Wildfire, Newbery Honoree Philbrick has crafted another action tale for young readers that's impossible to put down. Readers will need to strap on their helmets and prepare for a wild ride." — Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Wildfire:

* "An intense tale of survival and action." — School Library Journal, starred review

* "Short chapters, outstanding cover art, and a breathless pace make this a fine choice for reluctant readers. Outstanding suspense." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Action lovers will relish every word. With Wildfire—reminiscent of Hatchet and the real-life saga Lost on a Mountain in Maine—Philbrick transforms a raging inferno into an impressively plotted escape story full of heart and soul." — BookPage, starred review

Praise for Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina:

* "An appropriately serious and occasionally gruesome tale of surviving Hurricane Katrina, buoyed by large doses of hope and humor." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg:

A Newbery Honor Book

"A swashbuckling and humorous tale of adventure." — The Boston Globe

* "A rip-roaring adventure." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A captivating read." — The Horn Book