San Francisco teenager Marcus Yallow leads an online revolution against the federal government in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on the Bay Bridge.
Awards & Honors
• A School Library Journal Best Book, 2008
• A New York Times Notable Children’s Book, 2008
• A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, 2009
The one thing Marcus treasures most? His privacy. And keeping it is a full-time job at his school, where gait-recognition cameras and RFID-tracked library books allow the administration to follow a student’s every move. When Marcus happens to play hooky the day terrorists attack his city, he becomes a target of the Department of Homeland Security. Now he has to work even harder to keep everything from his web-browsing history to communication with friends under the radar. He hacks his Xbox to create an underground internet, and suddenly thousands of teenagers are caught up in the movement to halt government surveillance. Can Marcus and his friends take down the big guys?
Doctorow, Cory. Little Brother. New York: Tor Teen, 2008.