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The Resource Little Brother

Little Brother

Label
Little Brother
Title
Little Brother
Statement of responsibility
Cory Doctorow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Little Brother is a novel by Cory Doctorow, published by Tor Books. It was released on April 29, 2008. The novel is about four teenagers in San Francisco who, in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge and BART system, defend themselves against the Department of Homeland Security's attacks on the Bill of Rights. Little Brother won the 2009 White Pine Award, the 2009 Prometheus Award. and the 2009 John W. Campbell Memorial Award. It also was a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Novel. Little Brother received the Sunburst Award in the young adult category. The New York Times says, “Little Brother isn't shy about its intent to disseminate subversive ideas to a young audience. The novel comes with two afterword essays by cryptographer and computer security specialist Bruce Schneier, and hacker Andrew "bunnie" Huang, and has a bibliography of techno-countercultural writings, from Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" to Schneier’s "Applied Cryptography." Ebook edition improved by Unglue.it is now available. Listed by Unglue.it
Summary
Computer hacker Marcus spends most of his time outwitting school surveillance, until the day that San Francisco is bombed by terrorists -- and he and his friends are arrested and brutally interrogated for days. When they release Marcus, the authorities threaten to come for him again if he breathes a word about his ordeal; meanwhile, America has become a police state where everyone is suspect. For Marcus, the only option left is to take down the power-crazed Department of Homeland Security with an underground online revolution. -- Description by Ellen Foreman
Theme
Pace
Tone
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2008
  • Golden Duck Awards: Hal Clement Award for Young Adult
  • John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Children's Book, 2008
  • OLA Best Bets, 2008.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
  • Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, 2009.
  • White Pine Award (Ontario), 2009.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2009
  • YALSA Outstanding Books for the College Bound - Science and Technology: 2009
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2011
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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258609
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cory Doctorow
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 900
  • 900
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Little Brother
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010193
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780765319852
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Little Brother
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010193
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780765319852
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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