Fantaskey, Beth. Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. 334 pages. ISBN 978-0-544-58249-1. Gr. 5+. P7 Q7
In the 1920’s, Isabel Feeney hawks the Chicago Tribune on the street corner to help her mother pay for their tiny Chicago apartment. She dreams of being a famous reporter, like Maude Collier, the star of the Tribune. When Feeney is a witness to the murder of a mobster and her favorite client is arrested as the culprit, she sets off on a dangerous quest to find the real killer. Her search for justice takes her to dark alleys and the upper offices of Tribune. A fast-paced plot pulls the reader along as Feeney discovers new things about justice, friendship, and just what she is capable of.
September 2016 review by Carrie Lipnick.