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Booklist: Florrie is outraged because big franchises are destroying her beloved San Antonio's historic neighborhoods, wiping out small family businesses, and bringing generic giants to the diverse community, where she helps out in her Lebanese Mexican mom's restaurant. Florrie organizes protest rallies and boycotts of Wal-Mart, the Gap, and other big businesses, with people carrying banners that say, "McDonald's is a fungus on the landscape."..Nye brings close the sorrow of historic landmarks obliterated in one's hometown, and teen conservationists everywhere will recognize the arguments.