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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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907375
Born behind bars by Venkatraman, Padma 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 907375 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.5 MG Lexile: 720 F&P: X

Genres: General Fiction


Subjects: Prisoners' families - Fiction Homeless persons - Fiction Street children - Fiction India - Fiction


Summary: In Chennai, India, after spending his whole life in jail with his mother, who is serving time for a crime she did not commit, nine-year-old Kabir is suddenly released and has to figure out how to survive on his own in the outside world.


907367
Bridge home by Venkatraman, Padma 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2019)

BTSB #: 907367 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.4 MG RC: 4.2 3-5 Lexile: 680

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Homeless persons - Fiction Runaway children - Fiction Chennai (India) - Fiction India - Fiction


Summary: Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Chennai, India.


907369
Bridge home by Venkatraman, Padma 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2019)

BTSB #: 907369 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.4 MG RC: 4.2 3-5 Lexile: 680

Subjects: Homeless persons - Fiction Runaway children - Fiction Chennai (India) - Fiction India - Fiction


Summary: Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Chennai, India.


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907374
Bridge home by Venkatraman, Padma 

Paperback(Puffin Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 907374 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.4 MG RC: 4.2 3-5 Lexile: 680 F&P: X

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Homeless persons - Fiction Runaway children - Fiction Chennai (India) - Fiction India - Fiction


Summary: Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Chennai, India.


064866
Crenshaw by Applegate, Katherine 

Paperback(Feiwel and Friends, 2017)

BTSB #: 064866 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 3.8 MG RC: 4.2 3-5 Lexile: 540 F&P: S

Subjects: Imaginary playmates - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Cats - Fiction Homeless persons - Fiction


Summary: A story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.


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064889
Crenshaw by Applegate, Katherine 

BTSB Prebound(Feiwel and Friends, 2015)

BTSB #: 064889 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 3.8 MG RC: 4.2 3-5 Lexile: 540 F&P: S

Genres: Family Life Animals


Subjects: Imaginary playmates - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Cats - Fiction Homeless persons - Fiction


Summary: A story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.


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527563
Do the work! : no poverty [Committing To The UN's Sustainable Development Goals]by Knutson, Julie 

BTSB Prebound(Cherry Lake, 2022)

BTSB #: 527563 Available

Dewey: 338.9/NAges: 9-12   
AR: 6 MG Lexile: 960

Subjects: Sustainable development Poverty - Prevention Economic conditions


Summary: Readers will learn about the first UN Sustainable Development Goal and what it takes to commit to ending poverty by 2030.


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380860
Duet for home by Glaser, Karina Yan 

BTSB Prebound(Clarion, 2022)

BTSB #: 380860 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.1 MG

Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Homeless persons - Fiction Shelters for the homeless - Fiction Music - Fiction Friendship - Fiction


Summary: Biracial sixth-graders June and Tyrell, become friends while living in a homeless shelter. As their friendship grows over a shared love of classical music, June and Tyrell confront a new housing policy that puts homeless families in danger.


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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.


143204
Flight of the puffin by Braden, Ann 

BTSB Prebound(Nancy Paulsen, 2021)

BTSB #: 143204 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4.3 MG Lexile: 650 F&P: Y

Genres: General Fiction


Subjects: Encouragement - Fiction Self-acceptance - Fiction Bullies - Fiction Homeless persons - Fiction Gender identity - Fiction


Summary: Told in multiple voices, seventh-grader Libby sets off a chain of events that brings hope and encouragement to four different individuals across the country who are dealing with bullies, acceptance, homelessness, and grief.


517048
Forbidden wish by Khoury, Jessica 

BTSB Prebound(Razorbill, 2016)

BTSB #: 517048 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.5 MG+RC: 5.5 9-12

Genres: Fantasy Fiction


Subjects: Aladdin - (Legendary character) - Fiction Jinn - Fiction Magic - Fiction Poor children - Fiction Allegiance - Fiction Betrayal - Fiction Princesses - Fiction Aladdin (Tale) - Fiction


Summary: When Aladdin discovers a jinni lamp, Zahra finds herself in a world where magic is forbidden. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes. When the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity. She is falling in love with Aladdin, but saving herself means betraying him. Now Zahra must decide: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?


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686629
Free lunch by Ogle, Rex 

Paperback(Norton Young Readers, 2021)

BTSB #: 686629 Available

Dewey: 362.7092/BAges: 9-12   
AR: 3.7 MG RC: 4.2 6-8 Lexile: 540 HL

Subjects: Ogle, Rex - Childhood and youth Poor children - United States - Biography Hunger School children - Food Middle school students


Summary: A story of starting middle school on the free lunch program, heartbreaking and true. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, were short of school supplies and Rex was on the school's free lunch program and subject not only to physical hunger but the humiliation of having it announced every day in the school lunch line. Rex's is a compelling story of a more profound hunger-that of a child for his parents' love and care.


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686638
Free lunch by Ogle, Rex 

BTSB Prebound(Norton Young Readers, 2019)

BTSB #: 686638 Available

Dewey: 362.7092/BAges: 9-12   
AR: 3.7 MG RC: 4.2 6-8 Lexile: 540 HL

Subjects: Ogle, Rex - Childhood and youth Poor children - United States - Biography Hunger School children - Food Middle school students


Summary: A story of starting middle school on the free lunch program, heartbreaking and true. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, were short of school supplies and Rex was on the school's free lunch program and subject not only to physical hunger but the humiliation of having it announced every day in the school lunch line. Rex's is a compelling story of a more profound hunger-that of a child for his parents' love and care.


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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   
AR: 4.6 MG 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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193492
Girl in between by Carroll, Sarah 

BTSB Prebound(Penguin, 2017)

BTSB #: 193492 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 4 MG

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Homeless persons - Fiction Mother-daughter relationship - Fiction Mills and mill-work - Fiction Ghosts - Fiction


Summary: A homeless girl and her Ma, always hiding from the authorities, take shelter in an abandoned mill in the center of a big city, but when developers make plans to knock the mill down, everything changes, prompting the girl to wonder what kind of ghosts are haunting both the mill and her mother.


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917525
Glass castle : a memoir by Walls, Jeannette 

Paperback(Scribner, 2009)

BTSB #: 917525 Available

Dewey: 362.292/AAges: 12-18   


Subjects: Walls, Jeannette Children of alcoholics - United States - Biography Children of alcoholics - West Virginia - Welch - Biography Dysfunctional families - United States - Case studies Dysfunctional families - West Virginia - Welch - Case studies Poor - West Virginia - Welch - Biography Homeless persons - Family relationships - New York (State) - New York


Summary: A remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette's brilliant and charismatic father captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn't want the responsibility of raising a family.


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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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