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Atomic Anxiety and the Tooth Fairy: Citizen Science in the Midcentury MidwestThe Appendix

Ava was getting desperate. Her latest baby tooth to come loose was hanging on with uncharacteristic vigor. No matter how she worked at it, there it waswiggling in her jaw every time she ate, drank or talked. She had been waiting for her next loose tooth ever since her homeroom teacher had announced Operation Tooth in class. Other kids already had their buttons and tooth club membership cards. Ava was tired of waiting.