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The fresh new face of Griselda —Torres, Jennifer, 1980- author.

After her father's landscaping business fails and the family loses their house, sixth-grader Griselda Zaragoza follows her sister's example and begins selling Alma cosmetics while hiding her changed circumstances from fr...

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.

Gloom town —Smith, Ronald L. (Ronald Lenard), 1959- author.

Twelve-year-old Rory and his friend Izzy try to foil the plans of Lord Foxglove, for whom Rory works as a valet, and his inhuman accomplices from taking over the world. -- Provided by Publisher.

Little Audrey —White, Ruth, 1942-

In 1948, eleven-year-old Audrey lives with her father, mother, and three younger sisters in Jewell Valley, a coal mining camp in Southwest Virginia, where her mother still mourns the death of a baby, her father goes on d...

Maggie and Oliver, or, A bone of one's own —Hobbs, Valerie. 1941-

A dog whose beloved owner has died and an orphaned ten-year-old girl find each other while enduring poverty and homelessness in early-twentieth-century Boston.

The lucky ones —Jackson, Linda Williams, author.

"It's 1967, and eleven-year-old Ellis Earl Brown has big dreams. He's going to grow up to be a teacher or a lawyer--or maybe both--and live in a big brick house in town. There'll always be enough food in the icebox, and ...

Those Shoes —Boelts, Maribeth, 1964- author.
EBook
2007

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.
EBook
2010

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...

What I want you to see —Linka, Catherine, author.

When Sabine Reye wins a scholarship to California's most prestigious art school, she longs for a place where she belongs. But the cutthroat world of visual arts is nothing like what she had imagined. Faculty member Colin...

The great Jeff —Abbott, Tony, 1952- author.

Thirteen-year-old Jeff's life spirals downward into homelessness after his alcoholic mother loses her job.

The five little Peppers and how they grew —Namm, Diane.
EBook
2009

An abridged retelling of the Margaret Sidney story in which a fatherless family, happy in spite of its impoverished condition, is befriended by a very rich gentleman.

Dragonfly eyes —Cao, Wenxuan, 1954- author.

"Ah-Mei and her French grandmother, Nainai, share a rare bond. Maybe it's because Ah-Mei is the only girl grandchild. Or maybe it's because the pair look so much alike and neither resembles the rest of their Chinese fami...

Chicken soup for little souls The Braids girl —McCourt, Lisa.
EBook
2012

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.

Rettie and the Ragamuffin Parade : a Thanksgiving story —Noble, Trinka Hakes, author. 1944-

During the 1918 influenza outbreak, nine-year-old Rettie seeks ways to make Thanksgiving special for her siblings and ailing mother.

Cheat the moon : a novel —Hermes, Patricia.

With her mother dead and her father an alcoholic who disappears for days at a time, Gabrielle must assume responsibility for her younger brother Will and herself, barely making ends meet and afraid to put her trust in an...

달님이 준 금화 Dalnimi joon geumhwa —아넬리제 루세르트. —Lussert, Anneliese, author.

A prosperous farmer's cruel joke on a poor neighbor backfires so that each gets what he richly deserves.

Gentle's Holler —Madden, Kerry.
Restricted EAudiobook (NNELS)
2005

In the early 1960s, twelve-year-old songwriter Livy Two Weems dreams of seeing the world beyond the Maggie Valley, North Carolina, holler where she lives in poverty with her parents and eight brothers and sisters, but un...

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