Aliens Are Coming! by Meghan McCarthy is the true account of the 1938 Radio Broadcast of War of the Worlds. This book was well done. The kids found it hard to believe that it was based on a true story. We have read about this before, but they forgot about it or maybe they just didn't really think that it was true.
We had a good chat about how people reacted and about why it seemed so real to them. Also, we discussed who should be to blame for it, or if there should have been any blame. After all, the announcer did mention that it wasn't real a few times.