When Ben is assigned to volunteer at a daycare facility for homeless families during spring break, he discovers that working with the kids at Sidewalk's End is rewarding. Then Ben witnesses what he thinks is physical abuse of Batista, one of the center's children, and is frustrated when the system doesn't react quicky with help. After another of the center's children dies, Ben, haunted by his brother's mysterious death years before, enlists his friends in a desperate, and misguided attempt, to rescue Batista.
Original title: Almost a Hero
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues→ Abuse And Violence