Cory Doctorow‘s young adult book, Little Brother, just got a great review in the New York Times. It’s a favorite here too. I bought a copy and offered it to my son, but he had already downloaded a copy and read it on his computer. That should tell you something; that and to know that Orwell is one of his favorite authors so many of Cory’s allusions weren’t lost on him.

A Wordle of Little Brother:

We also recently read the first HackerTeen comic from Brazil via O’Reilly. It’s an odd but oddly satisfying work — hacker teen in manga style drawn and written by Brazilians for an International teen audience marketed in the USA. It comes with a hacktivist website which is multilingual but mostly in Portuguese.