BREAKOUT by Kate Messner
Nora Tucker is looking forward to summer vacation in Wolf Creek--two months of swimming, popsicles, and brushing up on her journalism skills for the school paper. But when two inmates break out of the town's maximum security prison, everything changes. Doors are locked, helicopters fly over the woods, and police patrol the school grounds. Worst of all, everyone is on edge, and fear brings out the worst in some people Nora has known her whole life. Even if the inmates are caught, she worries that home might never feel the same.
Told in letters, poems, text messages, news stories, and comics--a series of documents Nora collects for the Wolf Creek Community Time Capsule Project--Breakout is a thrilling story that will leave readers thinking about who's really welcome in the places we call home.
* A Top Ten IndieNext Pick*
"An effective, authentically wrought look at how fear and ignorance can lead people to treat those of different races or from different places with suspicion."
starred review, Publishers Weekly
"An accessible format and a unique focus on contemporary issues of criminal justice and racial bias make this an essential purchase."
- starred review, School Library Journal
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February 9-10, 2019: SCBWI NY Winter Conference, NYC
March 22-24: New Orleans SCBWI JambaLAya event
April 1-3: Bologna Children's Book Fair
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