Our next meeting will be on April 14 and 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room. We’ll be discussing The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story of a Whiz Kid and his Homemade Nuclear Reactor by Ken Silverstein. Here’s the summary from the library catalog:
“Growing up in suburban Detroit, David Hahn was fascinated by science, and his basement experiments were far more ambitious than those of other boys. While working on his Atomic Energy merit badge for the Boy Scouts, David’s obsessive attention turned to nuclear energy. Throwing caution to the wind, he plunged into a new project: building a model nuclear breeder reactor in his backyard garden shed. Ken Silverstein re-creates in brilliant detail the months of David’s improbable nuclear quest. His unsanctioned and wholly unsupervised project finally sparked an environmental catastrophe that put his town’s forty thousand residents at risk and caused the EPA to shut down his lab and bury it at a radioactive dumpsite in Utah.”
Copies of the book are available at the Robbins Library Circulation Desk now.
At this meeting we’ll also be voting on some upcoming books – if you have suggestions, bring them with you or post them below in the comments!
The Not-So-Young Adult Book Group is a book group for adults in which we discuss books written for teens. No registration is necessary – just show up!