Midwestern Author! Finalist of the National Book Award and author has two Newbery Honor books!
"The Dump", that's what Doug Swieteck calls his new upstate New York home. In the summer of 1968, just when the Apollo space missions were underway, along with the Vietnam War. At home with a father who has lost his way, and a brother accused of robbery, and a brother returning from Vietnam, who knows what life will be like day to day.
Doug is on a mission, and it all starts with the John James book Audubon's Birds of America that he saw at the library. His mission will open a world as strange to him as the lunar landscape.