Paper Things

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Paper Things
Written by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 076369441X
ISBN-13: 9780763694418
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Paper Things

author: Jennifer Richard Jacobson

When forced to choose between staying with her guardian and being with her big brother, Ari chose her big brother. There’s just one problem — Gage didn’t actually have a place to live. How can Ari keep up with school, her best friend, and middle-school applications when she’s “couch surfing” — a night here with Gage’s friend in a tiny apartment, a night there with Gage’s girlfriend and her two roommates — and even, when necessary, sneaking into a juvenile shelter? Told in an open, authentic voice, this nuanced story of hiding in plain sight may have readers thinking about homelessness in a whole new way.

“Will engender empathy and understanding of a serious and all-too-real problem. Jacobson’s story is poignant but never preachy.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
076369441X /  9780763694418
on sale date:
03/2017
type/format:
Middle-grade Novel / Paperback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
384 / 5 1/8" x 7 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
 
subjects:
Family; Social Issues; Imagination & Play;
author’s comments:
Jennifer Richard Jacobson is the author of several books for children and young adults, including the middle-grade novel Small as an Elephant and the Andy Shane early chapter books, illustrated by Abby Carter. She lives in Cumberland, Maine.
 
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