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Crunch —Bundschuh, Rick, 1951-

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.

It's girls like you, Mickey —Kim, Patti, 1970- author.

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.

The dollar kids —Jacobson, Jennifer, 1958- author.

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...

The end of the wild —Helget, Nicole Lea, 1976- author.

"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 ...

Everlasting Nora —Cruz, Marie Miranda, author.

"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." -- (Source of summary not spec...

The mighty Miss Malone —Curtis, Christopher Paul.

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...

Five little Peppers and how they grew —Sidney, Margaret, 1844-1924.

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.

Very rich —Horvath, Polly, author.

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.

Runner —Deuker, Carl.

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.

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;...

Those shoes —Boelts, Maribeth, 1964-

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...

Alchemy and Meggy Swann —Cushman, Karen.

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 stren...

The end of the wild —Helget, Nicole Lea, 1976- author.

"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 ...

What is given from the heart —McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017, author.

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.

Star of light —St. John, Patricia Mary, 1919-1992.

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.

It's a no-money day —Milner, Kate (Illustrator), author, illustrator.

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...

Coat of many colors —Parton, Dolly.

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...

Ten cents a dance —Fletcher, Christine, 1964-

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...

Sounder —Armstrong, William H. (William Howard), 1914-1999.

A young Negro boy learns the pain of humiliation and anger when his father is given an unjust jail sentence for stealing a ham from a white man. Learning to read and to discover that things do not die but become part of ...

The orange shoes —Noble, Trinka Hakes.

Delly Porter enjoys the feel of soft dirt beneath her feet as she walks to and from school, but after a classmate makes her feel ashamed of having no shoes she learns that her parents and others, too, see value in things...

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