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254057
Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Cushman, Karen 

BTSB Prebound(Clarion, 2010)

BTSB #: 254057 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 5.6 MG RC: 5.3 3-5 Lexile: 810 F&P: X

Genres: Historical Fiction


Subjects: People with disabilities - Fiction Poverty - Fiction Father-daughter relationship - Fiction London (England) - History - Fiction


Summary: In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London and meets her father, a poor alchemist.


158064
Black girl unlimited : the remarkable story of a teenage wizard by Brown, Echo 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2020)

BTSB #: 158064 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 6.1 UG Lexile: 920

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: African Americans - Fiction Poverty - Fiction Family problems - Fiction Cleveland (Ohio) - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: From age six through her high school valedictory speech, believing she and her mother are wizards helps young Echo cope with poverty, hunger, her mother's drug abuse, and much more.


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436062
End of the wild by Helget, Nicole Lea 

BTSB Prebound(Little, Brown, 2017)

BTSB #: 436062 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4 MG RC: 3.4 3-5 Lexile: 610 F&P: V

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Family life - Fiction Stepfathers - Fiction Forests and forestry - Fiction Poverty - Fiction School stories Science projects - Fiction Environmental protection - Fiction Social action - Fiction


Summary: Eleven-year-old Fern helps to take care of her impoverished family by foraging for food in the forest, but when a fracking company rolls into town, she realizes that her peaceful woods and her family's livelihood could be threatened.


265868
Everlasting Nora by Cruz, Marie Miranda 

BTSB Prebound(Starscape, 2018)

BTSB #: 265868 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-11   
AR: 4.8 MG RC: 4.3 3-5 Lexile: 700

Genres: General Fiction


Subjects: Missing persons - Fiction Homeless persons - Fiction Poverty - Fiction Cemeteries - Fiction Manila (Philippines) - Fiction Philippines - Fiction


Summary: After the loss of her father and home, twelve-year-old Nora lives with her mother in Manila's North Cemetery but then her mother disappears, sending Nora on a dangerous quest to find her.


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P00126
Five little peppers and how they grew by Sidney, Margaret 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2007)

BTSB #: P00126 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-11   


Subjects: Family life - New England - Fiction Siblings - Fiction Single-parent families - Fiction Poverty - Fiction New England - History|y19th century - Fiction


Summary: In New England in the late nineteenth-century, a fatherless family, happy in spite of its impoverished condition, is befriended by a very rich gentleman and his young son.


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885659
Fresh new face of Griselda by Torres, Jennifer 

BTSB Prebound(Little, Brown, 2019)

BTSB #: 885659 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 720 F&P: U

Genres: Multicultural Family Life


Subjects: Poverty - Fiction Loss (Psychology) - Fiction Sisters - Fiction Money-making projects - Fiction Cosmetics - Fiction Family life - Fiction Latinos (U.S.) - Fiction


Summary: After her father's landscaping business fails and the family loses their house, sixth-grader Griselda Zaragoza follows her sister's example and begins selling Alma cosmetics while hiding her changed circumstances from friends.


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827243
Gloom town by Smith, Ronald L. 

BTSB Prebound(Clarion, 2020)

BTSB #: 827243 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-12   
AR: 4.7 MG Lexile: 650

Genres: Supernatural Fantasy Fiction


Subjects: Magic - Fiction Household employees - Fiction Shadows - Fiction Single-parent families - Fiction Poverty - Fiction Horror fiction


Summary: Twelve-year-old Rory and his friend Izzy try to foil the plans of Lord Foxglove, for whom Rory works as a valet, and his inhuman accomplices from taking over the world.


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275602
Golden arm by Deuker, Carl 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020)

BTSB #: 275602 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.5 MG+ Lexile: 690

Genres: Sports Family Life


Subjects: Baseball - Fiction Poverty - Fiction Stuttering - Fiction Single-parent families - Fiction Family life - Oregon - Seattle - Fiction Seattle (Wash.) - Fiction


Summary: Lazarus Weathers, a high school senior from the wrong side of the tracks, seeks to protect his half-brother while pitching his way out of poverty, one strike at a time.


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040125
Great Jeff by Abbott, Tony 

BTSB Prebound(Little, Brown, 2019)

BTSB #: 040125 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 3.8 MG RC: 6.2 6-8 Lexile: 550 HL F&P: Z

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Homeless persons - Fiction Single-parent families - Fiction Poverty - Fiction Middle schools - Fiction School stories


Summary: Thirteen-year-old Jeff's life spirals downward into homelessness after his alcoholic mother loses her job.


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937242
Home in the woods by Wheeler, Eliza 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2019)

BTSB #: 937242 Available

Dewey: EAges: 5-8   
AR: 3.5 LG Lexile: 690 F&P: N

Genres: Historical Fiction Family Life


Subjects: Family life - Fiction Poverty - Fiction Single-parent families - Fiction Great Depression, 1929-1939 - Fiction United States - History|y1919-1933 - Fiction


Summary: During the Great Depression six-year-old Marvel, her seven siblings, and their mother find a tarpaper shack in the woods and, over the course of a year, turn it into a home. Based on the author's grandmother's childhood; includes historical notes.


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P00081
Little princess by Burnett, Frances Hodgson 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2007)

BTSB #: P00081 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-11   


Subjects: Private schools - Fiction Orphans - Fiction Poverty - Fiction London (England) - Fiction


Summary: Sara Crewe, a privileged pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.


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P00521
Little princess by Burnett, Frances Hodgson 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2008)

BTSB #: P00521 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-11   


Subjects: Private schools - Fiction Orphans - Fiction Poverty - Fiction London (England) - Fiction


Summary: Sara Crewe, a privileged pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.


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P01126
Little princess by Burnett, Frances Hodgson 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2010)

BTSB #: P01126 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-11   


Subjects: Orphans - Fiction Poverty - Fiction London (England) - Fiction


Summary: Sara Crewe, a privileged pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.


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P01743
Mighty Miss Malone by Curtis, Christopher Paul 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2012)

BTSB #: P01743 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-11   


Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural


Subjects: African Americans - Fiction Poverty - Fiction Flint (Mich.) - History|y20th century - Fiction Gary (Ind.) - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: Deza is praised by the teachers at her school in Gary, Indiana. However, the Great Depression has taken its toll, and when her father leaves to find work, Deza and her family end up in a Hooverville outside Flint, Michigan. Deza's brother soon leaves the camp to earn a living as a performer, while Deza and her mother are forced to fend for themselves.


860369
No place by Strasser, Todd 

BTSB Prebound(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014)

BTSB #: 860369 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 4.9 MG+RC: 5.5 6-8 Lexile: 730

Genres: General Fiction


Subjects: Homeless persons - Fiction Poverty - Fiction


Summary: When Dan and his parents can no longer pay their mortgage, they end up homeless and living in a local tent city. It's a bad situation, and it only gets worse when the leader of the tent city is brutally beaten. Who is trying to shut down the tent city, and why?


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678188
Rettie and the Ragamuffin Parade : a Thanksgiving story [Tales of young Americans series]by Noble, Trinka Hakes 

BTSB Prebound(Sleeping Bear Press, 2017)

BTSB #: 678188 Available

Dewey: FAges: 6-9   
AR: 4.3 LG Lexile: 800

Genres: Holidays Historical Fiction


Subjects: Poverty - Fiction Family life - New York (State) - New York - Fiction Thanksgiving Day - Fiction Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 - Fiction New York (N.Y.) - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: During the 1918 influenza outbreak, nine-year-old Rettie seeks ways to make Thanksgiving special for her siblings and ailing mother.


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534236
Ruby's hope : a story of how the famous "Migrant Mother" photograph became the face of the Great Depression by Kulling, Monica 

BTSB Prebound(Page Street Kids, 2019)

BTSB #: 534236 Available

Dewey: EAges: 5-8   
AR: 3.6 LG Lexile: 660

Genres: Historical Fiction Family Life


Subjects: Lange, Dorothea - Fiction Great Depression, 1929-1939 - Fiction Family life - Fiction Poverty - Fiction Migrant labor - Fiction Photographs - Fiction


Summary: During the Great Depression, seven-year-old Ruby's family leaves their Oklahoma home to seek work in California, where Ruby meets Dorothea Lange, who takes a photograph that becomes known as "Migrant mother."


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255473
Someplace to call home by Dallas, Sandra 

BTSB Prebound(Sleeping Bear Press, 2019)

BTSB #: 255473 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-13   
AR: 3.8 MG

Genres: Historical Fiction Family Life


Subjects: Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939 - Fiction Great Depression, 1929-1939 - Fiction Siblings - Fiction Orphans - Fiction Poverty - Fiction


Summary: In 1933, when twelve-year-old Hallie Turner and her brothers, Tom and Benny, take to the road seeking whatever work they can get, they find kindness in small-town Kansas.


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255477
Someplace to call home by Dallas, Sandra 

Paperback(Sleeping Bear Press, 2019)

BTSB #: 255477 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-13   
AR: 3.8 MG

Genres: Historical Fiction Family Life


Subjects: Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939 - Fiction Great Depression, 1929-1939 - Fiction Siblings - Fiction Orphans - Fiction Poverty - Fiction


Summary: In 1933, when twelve-year-old Hallie Turner and her brothers, Tom and Benny, take to the road seeking whatever work they can get, they find kindness in small-town Kansas.


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255476
Someplace to call home (with TX Bluebonnet Logo) by Dallas, Sandra 

BTSB Prebound(Sleeping Bear Press, 2019)

BTSB #: 255476 In Bindery

Dewey: FAges: 9-13   
AR: 3.8 MG

Genres: Historical Fiction Family Life


Subjects: Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939 - Fiction Great Depression, 1929-1939 - Fiction Siblings - Fiction Orphans - Fiction Poverty - Fiction


Summary: In 1933, when twelve-year-old Hallie Turner and her brothers, Tom and Benny, take to the road seeking whatever work they can get, they find kindness in small-town Kansas.


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