By Walter Dean Myers
Zander and his pals, Kambui, LaShonda, and Bobbi commence their very own newspaper, The Cruiser, as a way for conversing out, holding the peace, and expressing what they think. while the varsity launches a ridicule Civil conflict, Zander and his pals are pressured to contemplate the genuine which means of democracy and what it bills to face up for a reason. the result's not anything they can have anticipated, and every little thing they can have was hoping for.
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