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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.

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 ...

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...

The contest —Stellings, Caroline, 1961-

Rosy, a poor, eleven-year-old, half-Mohawk girl from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada enters an Anne of Green Gables look-alike contest in hopes of winning a set of Anne books, and gains a new friend and deeper understanding of...

A wish after midnight —Elliott, Zetta, author.

Fifteen-year-old Genna Colon desperately wants to escape from a drug-infested world of poverty, and every day she wishes for a different life. One day Genna's wish is granted and she is instantly transported back to Civi...

The Traitors' Gate —Avi, 1937-

When his father is arrested as a debtor in 1849 London, fourteen-year-old John Huffam must take on unexpected responsibilities, from asking a distant relative for help to determining why people are spying on him and his ...

The little match girl —Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875, author.

The wares of the poor little match girl illuminate her cold world, bringing some beauty to her brief, tragic life.

It could always be worse : a Yiddish folk tale —Zemach, Margot.

Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a poor man goes to the Rabbi for advice.

One shot —Landman, Tanya, author.

After the death of her beloved father, Maggie and her family are thrown into a life of destitution. With little income and no way to live off their poor land, Maggie tries to provide for her family the way her father alw...

When heaven fell —Marsden, Carolyn.

When her grandmother reveals that the daughter that she had given up for adoption is coming from America to visit her Vietnamese family, nine-year-old Binh is convinced that her newly-discovered aunt is wealthy and will ...

I am Rembrandt's daughter —Cullen, Lynn.

In Amsterdam in the mid-1600s, Cornelia's life as the illegitimate child of renowned painter Rembrandt is marked by plague, poverty, and despair at ever earning her father's love, until she sees hope for a better future ...

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...

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...

Chicken soup for little souls : the Braids Girl —McCourt, Lisa.

While helping Grandpa Mike do volunteer work at a shelter for less fortunate people, Izzy tries to figure out the best way to help a girl her own age who is staying there.

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...

Guttersnipe —Cutler, Jane.

In Canada early in the twentieth century, Ben, the youngest in a family of Jewish immigrants struggling to make ends meet, decides to help out but when a hat maker gives him a chance, disaster strikes and Ben nearly lose...

Beneath my mother's feet —Qamar, Amjed.

When her father is injured, fourteen-year-old Nazia is pulled away from school, her friends, and her preparations for an arranged marriage, to help her mother clean houses in a wealthy part of Karachi, Pakistan, where sh...

Papa's pastries —Toscano, Charles.

Miguel sees the results of his father's faith and generosity when, although his own family is facing the oncoming winter with threadbare clothing, a leaky roof, and no firewood, Papa gives away the pastries he has baked....

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