Avi has written dozens of outstanding works of historical fiction, CATCH YOU LATER, TRAITOR focuses on the McCarthy Era in 1951 and is one of his best.
With accusations flying and the FBI on his tail, twelve year old Pete Collison must become a detective like Sam Spade and get to the bottom of a real-life mystery. The issues of family loyalty, bullying, friendship, and individual rights will be sure to activate classroom discussions.
CATCH YOU LATER, TRAITOR would be a great way to introduce students to historical fiction. Avi’s writing style draws youth into the child’s world of family and school, while introducing important historical themes. English teachers will enjoy how Pete writes detailed observations like his favorite detective. Get youth involved with “writing like a detective”.
Students will easily connect the powerful messages of individual freedom to contemporary issues and discussions. To learn more about the history of U.S. Government Surveillance, go to http://www.trackedinamerica.org/.