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McKissack, Pat

Summary: Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help Sarah, whose family lost everything in a fire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E MCK

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MCK

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Summary: With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio/Listening Library 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD CUR

Cushman, Karen.

Summary: In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC CUS

Noble, Trinka Hakes

Summary: During the 1918 influenza outbreak, nine-year-old Rettie seeks ways to make Thanksgiving special for her siblings and ailing mother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC NOB

Torres, Jennifer

Summary: After her father's landscaping business fails and the family loses their house, sixth-grader Griselda Zaragoza follows her sister's example and begins selling Alma cosmetics while hiding her changed circumstances from friends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC TOR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC TOR

Cruz, Marie Miranda

Summary: After the loss of her father and home, twelve-year-old Nora lives with her mother in Manila's North Cemetery but then her mother disappears, sending Nora on a dangerous quest to find her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Starscape]/Tom Doherty Associates 2018

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Linka, Catherine

Summary: "Sabine's scholarship to a prestigious art school was a dream come true, but one desperate decision might bring her new life crashing down"-- When Sabine Reye wins a scholarship to California's most prestigious art school, she longs for a place where she belongs. But the cutthroat world of visual arts is nothing like what she had imagined. Faculty member Colin Krell seems to take merciless...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Freeform 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC LIN

Campbell, Marcy

Summary: "Adrian Simcox brags about owning a horse, and Chloe just knows he's making stuff up...until she learns an important lesson in empathy"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC CAM

Horvath, Polly

Summary: Ten-year-old Rupert, from a very large, very poor family, accidently becomes part of an eccentric rich family's life beginning at Christmas, and soon sees that wealth is not everything.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HOR

Smith, Sarah Elaine

Summary: "Fourteen year old Cindy and her two older brothers live in rural Pennsylvania, in a house with occasional electricity, two fierce dogs, one book, and a mother who comes and goes for months at a time. Deprived of adult supervision, the siblings rely on one another for nourishment of all kinds. As Cindy's brothers take on new responsibilities for her care, the shadow of danger looms larger and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Smith 2019

Ward, Jesmyn.

Summary: Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WAR

Summary: This is the story of an 11-year-old black youngster, "Boy." When his sharecropper father is arrested and sentenced to five years at hard labor after stealing food to feed his family, Boy embarks upon a journey to find out where his father has being imprisoned. Accompanied by his dog Sounder, Boy also makes the arduous crossover from boyhood to manhood, with the help and sometimes hindrance of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2003

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Madden, Kerry.

Summary: In the early 1960s, twelve-year-old songwriter Livy Two Weems dreams of seeing the world beyond the Maggie Valley, North Carolina, holler where she lives in poverty with her parents and eight brothers and sisters, but understands that she must put family first.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2005

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MAD

Milway, Katie Smith

Summary: Based on a true story, tells of how a poor Ghanaian boy buys a chicken through a community loan program, which eventually helps lift him, his mother, and his community out of poverty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MIL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MIL

Jacobson, Jennifer Richard

Summary: When a family buys a house in a struggling town for just one dollar, they are hoping to start over, but they may have traded one set of problems for another.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC JAC

Abbott, Tony

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Jeff's life spirals downward into homelessness after his alcoholic mother loses her job.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC ABB

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION ABB

Colasanti, Susane.

Summary: Bullied at school and neglected by her poor, self-absorbed, single mother at home, high school junior Noelle finally reaches the breaking point after a classmate commits suicide.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Brown, Echo

Summary: From age six through her high school valedictory speech, believing she and her mother are wizards helps young Echo cope with poverty, hunger, her mother's drug abuse, and much more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt and Company 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC BRO

Patchett, Ann

10 holds on 28 copies

Summary: At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

2 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Dallas, Sandra

Summary: In 1933, when twelve-year-old Hallie Turner and her brothers, Tom and Benny, take to the road seeking whatever work they can get, they find kindness in small-town Kansas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DAL

Patchett, Ann

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC PAT

Patchett, Ann

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC PAT

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Pat

Sidney, Margaret

Summary: In New England in the late nineteenth-century, a fatherless family, happy in spite of its impoverished condition, is befriended by a very rich gentleman and his young son.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Paperbacks 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SID