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Paper Things|Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Overview

"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)

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.

  • ISBN-13: 9780763694418
  • ISBN-10: 076369441X
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: March 2017
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
  • Page Count: 384
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-UP