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For teenagers (Grades 7-10) and teachers,
Glitza Rojas-Gutierrez recommends:
City of Saints & Thieves
by Natalie C. Anderson
Master thief, Tina has been living in the streets of Sangui City in Kenya since the murder of her mother at the home of Roland Greyhill, her mother's employer and her half-sister Kiki's father. To survive, Tina joins the Goondas, a gang of orphans and street kids where she was the only girl trained to become a foot soldier.
As a Goonda, Tina devises an elaborate scheme to exact vengeance on her mother's killer. As Tina gets closer to getting revenge on her mother's killer, she discovers that she may not have all the facts and nothing is what it seems.
This book tackles contemporary issues and features characters who are gang members, cyber criminals, and traffickers in "blood gold." It primarily focuses on the plight of young women kidnapped and forced into modern slavery, as well as other crimes against women. Anderson writes mature content in a reserved way that parents will approve.