Book Trailer: City of Orphans

By John and Will

City Of Orphans by Avi is a story about Maks Gleless, a newspaper boy whose family is low income. He is beaten up by the Plug Ugly gang, but is saved by a girl named Willa. He comes home with Willa only to find out that his sister, Emma, has been arrested for stealing. Even worse, his other sister Agnes has a disease that could kill her, his fathers factory is closing leaving him jobless and his family’s rent is due soon. Now, Maks and Willa must prove Emma innocent before she is proclaimed guilty and is sentenced to a life sentence in the worst prison in America, other than Alcatraz. Will they prove her innocent and save his sister from wasting disease, or will it be too late? Find out in City Of Orphans!

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I am a middle-school language arts teacher in Connecticut. I like eating hot peppers from my garden, writing, and watching German soccer matches in the dark.

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