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A New Tradition
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.72

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    activist-type, philosophical, spree, graphic, publication, teen, heading, stepmother, mills, stepsister, flipping, motto, especially, citizen, subject, nachos
     content words:    Kalle Lasn, Nothing Day, New York, Buy Nothing Day, Do Something, With Thanksgiving, Afterwards Teresa
Set HOLIDAYDATE of 11-24 for ~HOLIDAY:Buy Nothing Day
A New Tradition

By Brenda B. Covert
1     While his family was spending the weekend in Canada, Devon picked up a copy of Adbusters magazine, a Canadian publication started by Kalle Lasn. He had been born in Estonia but had become a citizen of Canada. Devon neither knew nor cared about that; his interest in the magazine was the title and the weird graphic on the cover.
 
2     Flipping through the pages, Devon discovered that it was a magazine with no ads. It existed through subscriptions only. He also learned that it was full of philosophical and activist-type articles that held no interest for the teen. The only thing that really caught his eye was the mention of a holiday that Devon had never before heard of.
 
3     "Hey, Dad!" His father turned from the newspaper headlines to see what Devon wanted. "Have you ever heard of ‘Buy Nothing Day'?"
 
4     Mr. Mills shrugged and shook his head.
 
5     "In America it's the day after Thanksgiving," Devon said helpfully. "It was started in the 1990s."

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