Paperboy by Isabelle Holland

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In 1881 in New York City, teenaged Kevin O'Donnell, ever conscious of the prejudice against the Irish poor, struggles to support his sick father and young sister by working as a messenger for a prominent newspaper but finds his job threatened when he is falsely accused of stealing from his employer.
 

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Published July 1, 1999 by Holiday House. 144 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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Luck strikes when Kevin steals his favorite newspaper to sell and is caught by the owner, Mr. Langley.

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As Mr. Langley somewhat abruptly discards his arrogance to become a type of father figure, Kevin faces new and ominous obstacles: his father's injury forces Kevin to assume sole support for his sister and fend off their evil landlord.

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Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman and John Cusack all participate in this strange, plodding 1960s period piece about a reporter looking into the case of a convicted killer in the deep South.

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