The Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress has a display of Susan Roth's original illustrations from Parrots over Puerto Rico until close of business on Wednesday, October 15. The originals reveal details that the prints in the actual book cannot capture. The room, located in the Jefferson Building, G29, is open 9 to 4:30. On Monday, October 13, the room will be open to support the Main Reading Room Open House; however, the room is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Narrated in a factual tone, with just the right breaths to keep listeners riveted, the story reveals the process of inventing the world's most destructive weapon. The team of geniuses who developed and completed this device comes alive in this suspenseful story that will appeal to all ages.
While American scientists hidden in the desert worked feverishly on a secret project, enemy spies infiltrated the highest, most secure levels of government. Both sides during World War II tried to sabotage the enemy’s progress toward making a deadly weapon that would ensure victory. Backmatter further enhances the strong text.