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Messner, Kate

Summary: Believing his long-absent father is missing and leaving clues behind through geocaching, Zig, thirteen, relies on his love of electronics, a garage sale GPS unit, and his best friend, Gianna, to search for answers.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MES

Armstrong, C. H.

Summary: When Abby and her family find themselves living on the streets, she must decide if she trusts her new friends at school to help her find a normal life.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Central Avenue Publishing 2019

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Kolby, Janel

Summary: Rain doesn’t wish on stars anymore. For as long as she can remember, her home has been among the Winterfolk, a group of homeless people living outside Seattle. Being homeless has taught Rain how to be invisible. When she discovers that the city plans to sweep out the Winterfolk’s camp, her world is shattered. Determined to face the world like she’s never had to before, she convinces her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC KOL

Jacobson, Jennifer

Summary: Leaving with her brother when he decides he can no longer stay with their guardian, Ari endures a life of homelessness that challenges her schoolwork, friendships, and the promise made to her mother that she and her brother would stay together.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2015

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Terrell, Brandon

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Dax Ramirez is living with his dad in a homeless shelter, and Dax is spending his days hustling less skilled skateboarders at the local skatepark--until an accident leads him to the first friends he has had in years, and an offer that will let him put his artistic skills to good use.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2014

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED TER

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC TON

Dooley, Sarah.

Summary: After their trailer home and all their belongings are burned, twelve-year-old Ember and her Wiccan family move to a lakeside campground where Ember's anguish over losing her dog, as well as her friendship with the boy she fears started the fire, stops her from making new friends and moving on.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Dooley 2011

Bliss, Bryan.

Summary: Abigail's parents, believing the end of the world is near, sell their house, give the money to an end-of-times preacher, and drive from North Carolina to San Francisco where they remain homeless and destitute, as Abigail fights to keep her parents, her twin brother, and herself united against all odds.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2015

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Hoffmeister, Peter Brown

Summary: Rising sophomore Travis and his best friend, Creature, spend a summer in a Eugene, Oregon, trailer park dealing with cancer, basketball, first love, addiction, gang violence, and a reptilian infestation.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC HOF

Bayard, Louis

Summary: With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister-- and the family gas station. To keep a competitor at bay and keep her family out of foster care, Melia must come up with a father-- fast. When a hobo rolls out of a passing truck, Melia grabs opportunity by its beard. Can she convince the town that Hiram is her long...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION BAY

Desmond, Matthew

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: "[The author] takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the 20 dollars a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.2 DES

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 339.4 DES