It’s 10 p.m. Your report on wind power is due tomorrow. It is not even close to being done. Your teacher has said you can’t use Internet sources. You have a couple of books, but you need at least one more source.
You can’t decide if you should start faking sick now (like you could fool your mom), go to school tomorrow and try to beg your teacher for an extension (oh, sure), or just ignore the problem and hope it will solve itself (it's never worked before, but...).
There is another option. Get out your CRRL library card, and visit Congressional Quarterly Researcher online. Congressional Quarterly Wha...? If you are writing a report about any “hot button” issue in the news, you need CQ Researcher.
Steve Brixton definitely doesn’t have a brother, and he absolutely is not a detective. He’s just a huge fan of the old Bailey Brothers detective stories, which entirely make up Steve’s top 59 list of favorite books.
So why does everyone keep calling him a detective? That’s the central question in The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett. Steve simply came into the library on a Saturday morning to research this stupid paper on needlework when a bunch of sinister looking people dressed all in black started flying down on ropes, bursting through windows and chasing him without mercy. This couldn’t possibly be related to his overdue fines…could it?