Bound To Stay Bound

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 Duet for home
 Author: Glaser, Karina Yan

 Publisher:  Clarion (2022)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 358 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 380860 ISBN: 9780544876408
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

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

Price: $21.88

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.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.10
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 516930

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (02/15/22)
   Booklist (02/15/22)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/05/22)
 The Hornbook (00/07/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 02/15/2022 After her father’s death, 11-year-old June, her little sister, and their mother, who has withdrawn into a cocoon of grief, move from Chinatown into Huey House, a homeless shelter offering social services for residents. Tired of looking after herself and her sister, June resents her mother’s inability to cope. Her initial outrage with the shelter’s rules (musical instruments are not allowed in residents’ apartments) subsides when she finds both staff and residents conspiring to ensure that she can not only play her viola but also take lessons from a professional violinist living nearby. June values her growing friendships with a boy named Tyrell and the shelter’s staff, who are quietly helping her mother take responsibility for her family again. Drawing on her experiences working in a New York City homeless shelter, Glaser excels in her vivid, individual portrayals of the characters and their relationships. While the conclusion is not entirely convincing, the novel offers readers a heartening story as well as a memorable vision of homeless shelters as complex, supportive communities working toward positive change. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

Booklist - 02/15/2022 - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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