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.
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.