When Ian and his classmates watch a documentary about the health concerns of eating fast food, Ian decides to start a boycott and stop everyone he can from eating at Frankie's, a huge fast-food chain with a questionable menu. The boycott takes off and Frankie's gets concerned. The company's lawyers threaten Ian and his friends and try to force them to stop the boycott. Ian must convince others that the boycott is a good idea. Can Ian stand up for what he believes in? Can you take on a corporate behemoth and win?
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About the Author
Eric Walters, Member of the Order of Canada, began writing in 1993 as a way to get his fifth-grade students interested in reading and writing. He has since published more than a hundred novels and picture books. He is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario. For more information, visit www.ericwalters.net.
Read an Excerpt
"So, do we have a deal?" Mr. Evans asked.
"Unbelievable," I muttered under my breath.
"I don't understand," Mr. Evans said.
"The whole thing is unbelievable. First you try to threaten me. Then you try to bribe me. And now you do the two together, trying to bribe me and threatening me if I don't take the bribe."
"I don't like to think of it in those terms," he said.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ian's class has just watched a documentary about how Frankie's, a large fast-food chain, puts chemicals and fat in their foods, which helps contribute to the epidemic of overweight consumers. Ian loves the company's fries but realizes that he might be able to get a class project done by taking action against the company. He and his friends send emails to their friends, urging a one-day boycott of Frankie's to raise awareness of the problem of additives. Frankie's lawyers get involved and attempt to shut down Ian's work. Will corporate America persist or will the little guy come out on top? A hi-lo read in the Orca Soundings series, this book will appeal to teens struggling with reading and those interested in activism.