Paper Things

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Written by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
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ISBN-13: 9780763663230
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Paper Things

author: Jennifer Richard Jacobson

When Ariís mother died four years ago, she had two final wishes: that Ari and her older brother, Gage, would stay together always, and that Ari would go to Carter, the middle school for gifted students. So when nineteen-year-old Gage decides he can no longer live with their bossy guardian, Janna, Ari knows she has to go with him. But itís been two months, and Gage still hasnít found them an apartment. He and Ari have been ďcouch surfing,Ē staying with Gageís friend in a tiny apartment, crashing with Gageís girlfriend and two roommates, and if necessary, sneaking into a juvenile shelter to escape the cold Maine nights. But all of this jumping around makes it hard for Ari to keep up with her schoolwork, never mind her friendships, and getting into Carter starts to seem impossible. Will Ari be forced to break one of her promises to Mama? 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.

When forced to choose between staying with her guardian and being with her big brother, Ari chose her big brother. Thereís just one problemóGage doesnít actually have a place to live.
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Middle Grade Fiction / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
384 / 5 1/8" x 7 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
Family; Social Themes; 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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