Jenny Moss' WINNIE'S WAR is a wonderful story of a plucky (love this word and it really applies) young girl living in Texas at the time of the influenza outbreak in 1918. Winnie would do anything to keep the disease from entering her home and threatening her sisters, her mother and father. But no one seems to know what to do to keep the flu at bay. In the meantime, Winnie has to deal with a cantankerous grandmother, a best firnd who seems to be better friends with someone else, and maybe a budding romance. Moss handles both the tragic losses and the everday ins and outs of Winnie's life with aplomb. I am looking forward to meeting Moss at NCTE.