92 Results
92 Results
Crunch —Bundschuh, Rick, 1951-
Book
2007
9 available of 10 items

On a church-sponsored trip to Mexico to build homes for the poor, surfer Bethany Hamilton meets a five-year-old boy whose foot needs to be amputated, and she vows to help him no matter what it costs her.

The end of the wild —Helget, Nicole Lea, 1976- author.
Book
2017
4 available of 4 items

"Eleven-year-old Fern helps to take care of her impoverished family by foraging for food in the forest, but when a fracking company rolls into town, she realizes that her peaceful woods and her family's livelihood could ...

The patchwork bike —Clarke, Maxine Beneba, author.
Book + Audio
2020
2 available of 3 items

"When you live at the edge of the no-go desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot (maybe Mum is using ...

The dollar kids —Jacobson, Jennifer, 1958- author.
Book
2020
4 available of 4 items

Twelve-year--old Lowen Grover, a budding comic-book artist, is still reeling from the shooting death of his friend Abe when he stumbles across an article about a former mill town giving away homes for just one dollar. It...

Runner —Deuker, Carl.
Book
2005
5 available of 6 items

Living with his alcoholic father on a broken-down sailboat on Puget Sound has been hard on seventeen-year-old Chance Taylor, but when his love of running leads to a high-paying job, he quickly learns that the money is no...

Home in the woods —Wheeler, Eliza, author, illustrator.
Book
2019
6 available of 11 items

During the Great Depression six-year-old Marvel, her seven siblings, and their mother find a tarpaper shack in the woods and, over the course of a year, turn it into a home. Based on the author's grandmother's childhood;...

Very rich —Horvath, Polly, author.
Book
2018
38 available of 39 items

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.

Star of light —St. John, Patricia Mary, 1919-1992.
Book
2002
0 available of 1 items

In a mountain village in Morocco, an Englishwoman transforms the lives of her visiting niece, a blind baby girl, and an eleven-year-old boy through her work as a missionary nurse.

Those shoes —Boelts, Maribeth, 1964-
Book
2007
3 available of 10 items

Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are t...

The mighty Miss Malone —Curtis, Christopher Paul.
Book
2012
11 available of 12 items

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 Gre...

Kathleen : the Celtic knot —Parkinson, Siobhán.
Book
2003
2 available of 3 items

Twelve-year-old Dubliner Kathleen Delaney is given the chance to take Irish dancing lessons in 1937 and discovers she has a talent for it.

Private Peaceful —Morpurgo, Michael.
Book
2004
10 available of 10 items

When Thomas Peaceful's older brother is forced to join the British Army, Thomas decides to sign up as well, although he is only fourteen years old, to prove himself to his country, his family, his childhood love, Molly, ...

Coat of many colors —Parton, Dolly.
Book
2016
1 available of 4 items

Country music legend Dolly Parton's rural upbringing in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee provides the backdrop for this special picture book. Using lyrics from her classic song "Coat of Many Colors," the book tells the s...

Five little Peppers and how they grew —Sidney, Margaret, 1844-1924.
Book
2007
0 available of 1 items

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.

What is given from the heart —McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017, author.
Book
2019
5 available of 8 items

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.

It's girls like you, Mickey —Kim, Patti, 1970- author.
Book
2020
4 available of 4 items

Mickey faces a lot of challenges when starting seventh grade, but an instant connection with new student Sun Joo improves her outlook until Sydney, popular and mean, decides to make Sun Joo her friend.

Those shoes —Boelts, Maribeth, 1964-
Book
2009
3 available of 4 items

Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are t...

It's a no-money day —Milner, Kate (Illustrator), author, illustrator.
Book
2019
7 available of 8 items

Mum works really hard, but today there is no money left and no food in the cupboards. Forced to visit the local foodbank, Mum feels ashamed that they have to rely on the kindness of others, but her young daughter can sti...

Ten cents a dance —Fletcher, Christine, 1964-
Book
2008
3 available of 3 items

In 1940s Chicago, fifteen-year-old Ruby hopes to escape poverty by becoming a taxi dancer in a nightclub, but the work has unforeseen dangers and hiding the truth from her family and friends becomes increasingly difficul...

Keep holding on —Colasanti, Susane.
Book
2012
8 available of 8 items

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.

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