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Book cover of ALEX RIDER NIGHT SHADE 12
ALEX RIDER NIGHT SHADE 12
By: anthony horowitz | Published: April 2020

Teen spy Alex Rider is sent to a maximum security facility in Gibraltar to impersonate Julius Grief while seeking information about a new criminal...

Teen spy Alex Rider is sent to a maximum security facility in Gibraltar to impersonate Julius Grief while seeking information about a new criminal organization called Nightshade.

Theme: Poverty

  • ISBN
    9780593115312
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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AUNT PEARL
By: monica kulling | Published: August 2019

Aunt Pearl arrives one day pushing a shopping cart full of her worldly goods. Her sister Rose has invited her to come live with her...

Aunt Pearl arrives one day pushing a shopping cart full of her worldly goods. Her sister Rose has invited her to come live with her family.? Six-year-old Marta is happy to meet her aunt, who takes her out to look for treasure on garbage day, and who shows her camp group how to decorate a coffee table with bottle caps. But almost immediately, Pearl and Rose start to clash - over Pearl's belongings crammed into the house, and over Rose's household rules. As the weeks pass, Pearl grows quieter and more withdrawn, until, one morning, she is gone.? Acclaimed author Monica Kulling brings sensitivity to this story about homelessness, family and love, beautifully illustrated in Irene Luxbacher's rich collage style.

Theme: Poverty

  • ISBN
    9781773061535
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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BEGINNERS WELCOME
By: cindy baldwin | Published: February 2020

It's been eighty-three days since Annie Lee's daddy died, but she still sees reminders of him everywhere. His record player mysteriously plays his...

It's been eighty-three days since Annie Lee's daddy died, but she still sees reminders of him everywhere. His record player mysteriously plays his favorite songs, there's shaving cream in the sink every morning, and the TV keeps flipping to the Duke basketball games he loved. She knows Mama notices it too, but Mama's been working around the clock to make ends meet. To make matters worse, Annie Lee's friends ditched her over the summer. She feels completely alone--until she meets Mitch. Though Mitch is tough and confident on the outside, she may need a friend just as badly as Annie Lee. But after losing so much, Annie Lee is afraid to let anyone get too close. And Mitch isn't the only friend trying to break through Annie Lee's defenses. Ray, an elderly pianist who plays at a local mall, has been giving her piano lessons. His music is pure magic, and Annie Lee hopes it might be the key to healing her broken heart. But when Ray goes missing, searching for him means breaking a promise to Mitch. Faced with once again losing those who mean the most to her, Annie Lee must make a choice: retreat back into her shell, or risk admitting how much she needs Mitch and Ray--even if it means getting hurt all over again.

Theme: Poverty

  • ISBN
    9780062665898
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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BIRD CHILD
By: nan forler | Published: August 2009

When Eliza first witnesses a group of children bullying a new girl named Lainey, she is too afraid to speak up to help her, but when she eventually...

When Eliza first witnesses a group of children bullying a new girl named Lainey, she is too afraid to speak up to help her, but when she eventually finds the strength to stick up for Lainey, other children do the same.

Theme: Poverty, Bullying issues

  • ISBN
    9780887768941
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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BLACK GIRL UNLIMITED
By: echo brown | Published: January 2022

Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic . . ....

Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic . . . everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor. Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you. Echo soon realizes there is pain flowing through everyone around her, and a black veil of depression threatens to undo everything she's worked for. Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited is a transcendent coming-of-age story.

Theme: Poverty, Prejudice & Racism, Magical Realism

  • ISBN
    9781250763549
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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BORN BEHIND BARS
By: padma venkatraman | Published: March 2023

Kabir has been in jail since the day he was born, because his mom is serving time for a crime she didn't commit. He's never met his dad, so the only...

Kabir has been in jail since the day he was born, because his mom is serving time for a crime she didn't commit. He's never met his dad, so the only family he's got are their cellmates, and the only place he feels the least bit free is in the classroom, where his kind teacher regales him with stories of the wonders of the outside world. Then one day a new warden arrives and announces Kabir is too old to stay. He gets handed over to a long-lost "uncle" who unfortunately turns out to be a fraud, and intends to sell Kabir. So Kabir does the only thing he can--run away as fast as his legs will take him. How does a boy with nowhere to go and no connections make his way? Fortunately, he befriends Rani, another street kid, and she takes him under her wing. But plotting their next move is hard--and fraught with danger--in a world that cares little for homeless, low caste children. This is not the world Kabir dreamed of--but he's discovered he's not the type to give up. Kabir is ready to show the world that he--and his mother--deserve a place in it.

Theme: Poverty, India

  • ISBN
    9780593112496
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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CARDBOARD CITY
By: katarina jovanovic | Published: June 2023

Young Romani teens, Saida and Nikola, dream of escaping from the harsh discrimination and crushing poverty of life in a squatter settlement in...

Young Romani teens, Saida and Nikola, dream of escaping from the harsh discrimination and crushing poverty of life in a squatter settlement in Belgrade, Serbia.

Theme: Prejudice & Racism, Poverty

  • ISBN
    9781990598104
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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CLEANING UP
By: leanne lieberman | Published: April 2023

Jess cleans houses to save money for college, because her dad -- unemployed and off the wagon yet again -- has moved the two of them out of the city...

Jess cleans houses to save money for college, because her dad -- unemployed and off the wagon yet again -- has moved the two of them out of the city into a decrepit borrowed tent and trailer. Jess wavers between anger at her father and fear that poverty and addiction may be her fate, too, and she decides she will do whatever it takes to avoid it. She gets a gig cleaning a gorgeous country home and discovers the trashed bedroom of the teenaged daughter, Quinn. Jess wonders how a girl with a perfect life - private school, horseback riding - could have wrecked such a beautiful room. As she cleans, she finds troubling clues - including, tucked behind the bed, a diary. Gradually Jess learns that Quinn's life is not what it's supposed to be. Jess begins to imagine becoming friends with Quinn, and when she begins to write down a new story for Quinn, she risks turning her back on the opportunities that are right in front of her - new friends, new interests, a fresh beginning.

Theme: Poverty

  • ISBN
    9781773068060
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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COYOTE QUEEN
By: jessica vitalis | Published: October 2023

Desperate for the prize money to escape her mother's abusive boyfriend, twelve-year-old Fud enters a beauty pageant, but her eerie connection to...

Desperate for the prize money to escape her mother's abusive boyfriend, twelve-year-old Fud enters a beauty pageant, but her eerie connection to nearby coyotes helps her see who she is meant to be, and who she can truly save.

Theme: Poverty, Bullying issues

  • ISBN
    9780063314405
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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CRENSHAW
By: katherine applegate | Published: September 2017

Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister,...

Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?

Theme: Poverty, Social Justice

  • ISBN
    9781250091666
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of CRUMBS
CRUMBS
By: phil cummings | Published: October 2023

A powerful, yet gentle, story of kindness and compassion. On a wintry city street, a one-legged bird dances for crumbs to eat . . . but Ella has...

A powerful, yet gentle, story of kindness and compassion. On a wintry city street, a one-legged bird dances for crumbs to eat . . . but Ella has nothing to give. Then her father shows how a simple act of human kindness can spread joy to all.

Theme: Poverty

  • ISBN
    9781443199698
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Picture Book
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DEAR WENDY
By: ann zhao | Published: April 2024

Sophie Chi is in her first year of college (though her parents wish she'd attend a "real" university rather than a liberal arts school) and has long...

Sophie Chi is in her first year of college (though her parents wish she'd attend a "real" university rather than a liberal arts school) and has long accepted her aroace (aromantic and asexual) identity. She knows she'll never fall in love, but she enjoys running an Instagram account that offers relationship advice to students at her school. No one except her roommate can know that she's behind the incredibly popular "Dear Wendy" account. When Joanna "Jo" Ephron (also a first-year aroace college student) created their "Sincerely Wanda" account, it wasn't at all meant to take off or be taken seriously--not like Wendy's. But now they might have a rivalry of sorts with Wendy's account? Oops. As if Jo's not busy enough having existential crises over gender identity, whether she'll ever truly be loved, and the possibility of her few friends finding The One then forgetting her! While tensions are rising online, Sophie and Jo grow closer in real life, especially once they realize their shared aroace identity and start a campus organization for other a-spec students. Will their friendship survive if they learn just who's behind the Wendy and Wanda accounts? Exploring a-spec identities, college life, and more, while perfect for fans of Alice Oseman's Loveless, this is ultimately a love story about two people who are not--and will not--be in love!

Theme: LGBTQ2S+, Poverty, Asexual

  • ISBN
    9781250885005
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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FINALLY SEEN
By: kelly yang | Published: February 2023

When ten-year-old Lina Gao steps off the plane in Los Angeles, it's her first time in America and the first time seeing her parents and her little...

When ten-year-old Lina Gao steps off the plane in Los Angeles, it's her first time in America and the first time seeing her parents and her little sister in five years! She's been waiting for this moment every day while she lived with her grandmother in Beijing, getting teased by kids at school who called her "left behind girl." Finally, her parents are ready for her to join their fabulous life in America! Except, it's not exactly like in the postcards: 1. School's a lot harder than she thought. When she mispronounces some words in English on the first day, she decides she simply won't talk. Ever again. 2. Her chatty little sister has no problem with English. And seems to do everything better than Lina, including knowing exactly the way to her parents' hearts. 3. They live in an apartment, not a house like in Mom's letters, and they owe a lot of back rent from the pandemic. And Mom's plan to pay it back sounds more like a hobby than a moneymaker. As she reckons with her hurt, Lina tries to keep a lid on her feelings, both at home and at school. When her teacher starts facing challenges for her latest book selection, a book that deeply resonates with Lina, it will take all of Lina's courage and resilience to get over her fear and choose a future where she's finally seen.

Theme: Asian Heritage, Immigration, Poverty

  • ISBN
    9781534488335
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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FIREFLY
By: philippa dowding | Published: February 2021

A thirteen-year-old girl who prefers homelessness to living with her abusive mother is sent to live with an aunt, whose costume shop helps her...

A thirteen-year-old girl who prefers homelessness to living with her abusive mother is sent to live with an aunt, whose costume shop helps her discover who she is, and what a family is.

Theme: Poverty, Family Relationships

  • ISBN
    9781770865983
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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FREE LUNCH
By: rex ogle | Published: September 2019

"A mighty portrait of poverty amid cruelty and optimism."—Kirkus (starred review) Free Lunch is the story of Rex...

"A mighty portrait of poverty amid cruelty and optimism."—Kirkus (starred review) Free Lunch is the story of Rex Ogle’s first semester in sixth grade. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies, and Rex was on his school’s free lunch program. Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to announce it 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. Compulsively readable, beautifully crafted, and authentically told with the voice and point of view of a 6th-grade kid, Free Lunch is a remarkable debut by a gifted storyteller.

Theme: Poverty, Based on True Events

  • ISBN
    9781324003601
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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