The Traitors Gate
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
When his father is arrested as a debtor in 1849 London, fourteen-year-old John Huffman must take on unexpected responsibilities, from asking a distant relative for help to determining why people are spying on him and his family.
Family Relationships; Incarceration; Poverty; father in prison; jail; financial hardship; debt
mother and father
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2008
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2008-2009
Land of Enchantment Book Award, 2008
Young Adult Book Award, 2008
spies; mystery and detective stories; family life; London
., Avi, "The Traitors Gate" (2010). Diverse Families. 1010.