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Paper Cowboy (Reprint) (Paperback) (Kristin Levine)

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The newest powerful work of historical fiction from award-winning author of THE LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK Kristin Levine.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.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 34116
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Kristin Levine
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2016
TCIN: 50862678
UPC: 9780142427156
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-2572
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