The paper cowboy

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Though he thinks of himself as a cowboy, Tommy is really a bully. He's always playing cruel jokes on classmates or stealing from the store. But Tommy has a reason: life at home is tough. His abusive mother isn't well; in fact, she may be mentally ill, and his sister, Mary Lou, is in the hospital badly burned from doing a chore it was really Tommy's turn to do. To make amends, Tommy takes over Mary Lou's paper route. But the paper route also becomes the perfect way for Tommy to investigate his neighbors after stumbling across a copy of The Daily Worker , a communist newspaper. Tommy is shocked to learn that one of his neighbors could be a communist, and soon fear of a communist in this tight-knit community takes hold of everyone when Tommy uses the paper to frame a storeowner, Mr. McKenzie. As Mr. McKenzie's business slowly falls apart and Mary Lou doesn't seem to get any better, Tommy's mother's abuse gets worse causing Tommy's bullying to spiral out of control. Poignantly written, Kristin Levine proves herself a master of gripping and affecting historical fiction.
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9780399163289
039916328
9780553396621
9780698171749
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.1, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
600L
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subject_facet Communism -- Juvenile fiction, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Family problems -- Juvenile fiction, Illinois -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Neighborliness -- Juvenile fiction, Newspaper carriers -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The paper cowboy
title_full The Paper Cowboy, The paper cowboy / Kristin Levine
title_short The paper cowboy
title_sub
topic_facet Communism, Conduct of life, Family problems, Historical Fiction, History, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Neighborliness, Newspaper carriers, Young Adult Fiction