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The Leak

(2021)
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In this compelling middle-grade graphic novel The Leak, Ruth, a young journalist, is determined to uncover a secret that threatens her town.

Ruth Keller is brash and precocious; she argues with her dentist, her parents, and her teachers. So, when she discovers a strange black slime in the man-made lake of her suburban neighborhood, she decides to investigate. Fortified by the encouragement of those around her, Ruth seeks the truth at all costs, even if it means taking on the rich local country club owner, who she believes is responsible for the pollution.

Between the teasing of former friends, and a sudden viral spotlight, Ruth discovers how difficult it is for a journalist to take a stand for what's right in the face of critique and controversy. From writer Kate Reed Petty and illustrator Andrea Bell, comes a story about corruption, pollution, and freedom of the press, and the young journalist at the center of it all.

Genre: Children's Fiction


Hardback Editions

March 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Leak
Author(s): Kate Reed Petty
ISBN: 1-250-21795-4 / 978-1-250-21795-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: First Second
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Leak
Author(s): Kate Reed Petty
ISBN: 1-250-21796-2 / 978-1-250-21796-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: First Second
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA