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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 lion in the box —De Angeli, Marguerite, 1889-1987.

Retells the events of a special Christmas for a poor family in New York City at the turn of the century.

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...

Fallen Grace —Hooper, Mary, 1944-
Eaudiobook
2011

In Victorian London, impoverished fifteen-year-old orphan Grace takes care of her older but mentally unfit sister Lily, and after enduring many harsh and painful experiences, the two become the victims of a fraud perpetr...

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...

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.

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.

The mighty Miss Malone —Curtis, Christopher Paul.
Ebook
2012

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 Grea...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Esos zapatos —Boelts, Maribeth, 1964- author.

Todo lo que Jeremy quiere es un par de esos zapatos, como los que llevan puestos los otros chicos de su escuela. Pero su abuela le explica que ellos no están para hablar de "quiero", sino de "necesito", y lo que Jeremy ...

The notorious Izzy Fink —Brown, Don, 1949-

In the 1890's, thirteen-year-old Sam copes with poverty and violence on the streets of New York's Lower East Side.

زيزفونتي تعزف : وعندليبي يغني Zayzafūnatī taʻzif wa-ʻandalībī yughnī —ليندجرين, استريد, 1907-2002 —Lindgren, Astrid, 1907-2002.

A young girl brings hope to the poorhouse with words of encouragement. When Maria comes to live in the poorhouse, she wants terribly to bring happiness and beauty to the lives of the poor and old people who live there, a...

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