The case against my brother

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Publisher:
Bancroft Press,
Pub. Date:
c2007.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG+ - BL: 5.2 - AR Pts: 9
Lexile measure:
820L
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Orphaned and penniless in 1922 Baltimore, Maryland, 15-year-old Carl and 17-year-old Adam Matuski are forced to move across the continent to live with their Uncle Pete in Portland, Oregon. Almost from the beginning, homesick Carl desperately wants to return east with his brother, but his plans fall apart when Adam is sought by police for the theft of expensive jewels from his girlfriend's wealthy home. Carl is convinced that Adam is being fingered unfairly. He and his brother are Polish Catholics, and Portland is awash in anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant sentiment. Voters, in fact, are being asked to decide whether Catholic schools, indeed all non-public schools, should be outlawed entirely. Carl works at one such Catholic school. Fuelled by the Ku Klux Klan and other unsavoury groups, the campaign touches Carl personally as he strives to clear his brother's name and solve the mystery: Who really took the family jewels, and why?
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ISBN:
9781890862510
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 5.2, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
820L
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subject_facet Brothers -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, Jewelry theft -- Fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Polish Americans -- Oregon -- Portland -- Fiction, Racism -- Fiction, Religious life -- Fiction, Teenagers -- Fiction
title_display The case against my brother
title_full The case against my brother / Libby Sternberg
title_short The case against my brother
topic_facet Brothers, Jewelry theft, Orphans, Polish Americans, Racism, Religious life, Teenagers