The Leak by Kate Petty

Children’s/Middle Grade Graphic novel. Leak is a clever title here because a leak is something in journalism, and in this case the avid journalist wants to investigate and reveal some kind of toxic leak into the town’s water supply. (Yes, this is directly inspired by the Flint water situation.) What I really liked about this story was that the main character has all the passion and desire to uncover the wrongs inflicted by corporations and immoral folks, but she gets some real journalism lessons from an older friend working at the NY Times about evidence, bias, and not jumping to conclusions.

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