Death on the Sidewalk

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High Interest Publishing Inc., 2010 - Fiction - 110 pages

Death on the Sidewalk is a tragic story of a teenage girl killed in a gang shootout. On the day after Christmas, Allie Carson was just going shopping. As she put on her ski jacket and gloves, she thought about a dozen things. But she never thought about getting shot. She never thought her life would end with a flash from a gun. Based on a true story.  

Reading level: Grade 2.8   (Lexile 360 HL)
Interest level: Grades 8-12

HIP EDGE novels are geared to students in senior high school but reading well below grade level. The teenage characters in the fictional urban neighbourhood of Edgemont deal with real-life issues such as runaways, gang violence, arson and teen pregnancy.


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About the author (2010)

Paul Kropp was born in Buffalo, New York on February 22, 1948. He received a B.A. degree from Columbia University and a M.A. degree in 17th century English poetry at the University of Western Ontario. He got his teacher's certification and started writing for his struggling students. He became a full-time author in 1994. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 70 books including Burn Out, Wilted, Cottage Crazy, and Ski Stooges. He also co-founded High Interest Publishing, a company that produces materials for reluctant readers. He died from cancer on August 22, 2015 at the age of 67.

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