- ISBN: 9781616204877 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : Algonquin Young Readers, 2015.
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Brooklyn, New York, 1951. Twelve-year-old Pete Collison is a regular kid who loves Sam Spade detective books and radio crime dramas, but when an FBI agent shows up at Pete's doorstep accusing his father of being a Communist, Pete finds himself caught in a real-life mystery. Could there really be Commies in Pete's family? At the same time, Pete's class turns against him, thanks to similar rumors spread by his own teacher; even Kat, Pete's best friend, feels the pressure to ditch him. As Pete follows the quickly accumulating clues, he begins to wonder if the truth could put his family's livelihood-and even their freedom-at risk. In the tradition of his Newbery Honor book Nothing But the Truth, Avi's newest novel tells a funny, insightful story packed with realistic period detail of a boy in mid-twentieth-century America. Its unique look at what it felt like to be an average family caught in the wide net of the Red Scare has powerful relevance...
|Target Audience Note:||
Text Difficulty 2 - Text Difficulty 3
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
4 ATOS Level
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