Warhead : the true story of one teen who almost saved the world
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Published
[New York, New York] : Delacorte Press, [2019].
Rating
Grades 9-12.
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Shirlington - Teen BiographyYB HENIGSO JChecked OutJuly 9, 2022

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Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
347 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780525647904, 0525647902, 9780525647928, 0525647929

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"A memoir about Jeff Henigson's teen Starlight Children's Foundation wish after being diagnosed with brain cancer: to meet Mikhail Gorbachev and plea for nuclear disarmament and world peace"--,Provided by publisher.
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It's 1986, and Jeff is an average fifteen-year-old: he thinks a lot about dating, he bounces around with his friends, and he's trying his hardest to get a car. Conversely, the world around him feels crazy: the United States and the Soviet Union are at glaring odds, with their leaders in a standoff, and that awful word, "nuclear," is on everyone's mind. Then, boom--Jeff learns that he has brain cancer and it's likely terminal. Well, that puts a damper on his summer plans and romantic prospects, doesn't it? Jeff's family rallies around him, but they are fiercely complicated--especially Jeff's father, a man who can't say "I love you" even during the worst of Jeff's treatment. So when the Starlight Children's Foundation offers to grant Jeff a wish, he makes one certain to earn his father's respect: he asks to travel to Moscow and meet with Mikhail Gorbachev to discuss nuclear disarmament and ending the Cold War. Nothing like achieving world peace to impress a distant father, right? Jeff has always been one to aim high. Jeff's story is dark, but it's also funny, romantic, and surprising. As his life swings from incredibly ordinary to absolutely incredible, he grapples with the big questions of mortality, war, love, hope, and miracles. --from Amazon.
Target Audience
Grades 9-12.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Henigson, J. (2019). Warhead: the true story of one teen who almost saved the world (First edition.). Delacorte Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Henigson, Jeff. 2019. Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World. [New York, New York]: Delacorte Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Henigson, Jeff. Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World [New York, New York]: Delacorte Press, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Henigson, Jeff. Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World First edition., Delacorte Press, 2019.

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