“Death on the Sidewalk is geared towards older reluctant readers, from teen to adult. At just over a hundred pages and with one illustration per chapter, the book is a significant but manageable challenge for a struggling reader, and the story is packed with cliffhangers that will keep virtually anyone reading.” – Goodreads
Death on the Sidewalk
Death on the Sidewalk is a tragic story of a teenage girl killed in a gang shootout. Fifteen year-old Allie Carter was just going downtown on the day after Christmas. But she was to become the innocent victim of a gang fight on the busiest street in the city on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Based on a true story. An ALA Quick Picks nominee.
Author: Paul Kropp
Reading level: Grade 2.8 (Lexile 360 HL)
Interest level: Grades 9-12
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