Streams of Babel

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Streams of Babel

By Carol Plum-Ucci

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152165567, 424pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2008

Description
In a New Jersey suburb, two women die of brain aneurysms within twenty-four hours--events that cause the government to suspect that a terrorist cell has unleashed a deadly biochemical agent. With each glass of water they drink, the people of Trinity Falls are poisoning themselves.A world away in Pakistan, a sixteen-year-old computer genius working as a virtual spy for the United Statessees an influx of chatter from extremists about a substance they call Red Vinegar that will lead to many deaths in Colony One. Can he warn the victims before it's too late?A Printz Honor Awardwinner and two-time Edgar Allan Poe Award finalist, Carol Plum-Ucci explores disturbing new terrain in thisriveting novel that examines the heroes and victimsinvolved ina terrifying act of bioterrorism.


About the Author
Carol Plum-Ucci has been widely praised for capturing the heart and voice of teens while seamlessly combining reality with the supernatural. Her first novel, "The Body of Christopher Creed", was a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and IRA-CBC Children's Choice, and a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. Her subsequent books have all earned much critical acclaim and many award citations. www.carolplumucci.com


Praise For Streams of Babel

"This is a story about the threat of bioterrorism as seen through the eyes of the generation that will grow up with it as a reality, not just as a fictional bogeyman. The teens are the focus here, all excellent character studies drawn adeptly with few words. The swift pace grabs the reader right from the start, with a page-turning intensity. Plum-Ucci takes the incredible and makes it all too believable." (starred review)