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By Jennifer Richard Jacobson

“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.

  • Now in paperback, a deeply moving story about a homeless child, an underrepresented (and growing) segment of the population
  • An ideal follow-up to the successful Small as an Elephant
  • A great book for classroom discussions about poverty and homelessness

About the author

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.

ISBN: 9780763694418
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2017
Dimensions: 130 x 193mm, 384pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 24/06/18 at 23:46:12
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