NSA Contractor and Whistle-Blower
Hero or Villain? Claims and Counterclaims
Reading Level: 8
Interest Level: 7-12
In 2013, a British newspaper revealed how U.S. government agencies were collecting private information from millions of telephone calls. The news had been leaked to reporters by Edward Snowden, a private subcontractor for the National Security Agency. Snowden now lives in Russia. He faces criminal charges if he returns to the United States. Is Snowden a traitor for giving away American secrets, or is he a hero for protecting the human rights of the American people? With this book, students can read both sides of the story and decide for themselves.