Crusader, Bloor, Edward

Crusader

Authors: Bloor, Edward

Genres: Realistic Fiction

Topics: Community, Teen Topics, Family & Siblings

Lexile: 510

Publisher: HMH Books

Grade: 5 - 12

ISBN: 9780547351049

Classification: Non-Fiction

Synopsis:
Roberta Ritter hopes to be a journalist one day, but for now she's stuck working at her family's arcade in a dilapidated shopping mall. From her vantage point behind the counter, she sees all the goings-on at the mall--and some things she sees are disturbing. Racism, dirty politics, and drugs are all part of the scene. Roberta doesn't like it, but she's just a fifteen-year-old--so what can she do?
    
Roberta is surprised to find out just how much power she does have. To hone her journalistic skills, she begins to investigate hate crimes at the mall. In the process, she uncovers some shocking information concerning her own mother's death. And as she learns to stand up for herself and the truth, Roberta becomes the kind of person who makes things happen--a crusader.

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