Fire In The Streets
Keela Magoon (A)
List Price: $8.99 (Paperback - Teen Activism / Choices / Decision Making - 2013)
What means more, shared values or shared blood? Maxie's choice changes everything in this acclaimed companion to The Rock and the River.
Bad things happen in the heat, they say.
Maxie knows all about how fire can erupt at a moments notice, especially now, in the sweltering Chicago summer of 1968. She is a Black Panthers or at least she wants to be one. Maxie believes in the movement. She wants to belong. She wants to join the struggle. But everyone keeps telling her she's too young. At fourteen, she's allowed to help out in the office, but she certainly can't help patrol the streets. Then Maxie realizes that there is a traitor in their midst, and if she can figure out who it is, it may be her ticket to becoming a real Panther. But when she learns the truth, the knowledge threatens to destroy her world. Maxie must decide: Is becoming a Panther worth paying the ultimate price? (352 pgs) Ages 9-14
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Lexile Measure: 0650
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces