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    Under the moon

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    Myr

    Under the moon : a Catwoman tale

    Myracle, Lauren, 1969-, author.

    When living with her mother's abusive boyfriend becomes unbearable, fifteen-year-old Selina Kyle, the future Catwoman, runs away and struggles to find her own identity while living on the streets of Gotham.

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    Rule of the bone

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    Ban

    Rule of the bone : a novel

    Banks, Russell, 1940-

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    Fiction  - JH & HSFiction - JH & HS

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    Tyrell

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    Boo

    Tyrell

    Booth, Coe.

    Fifteen-year-old Tyrell, who is living in a Bronx homeless shelter with his spaced-out mother and his younger brother, tries to avoid temptation so he does not end up in jail like his father.

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    Begging for change

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    Fla

    Begging for change

    Flake, Sharon.

    Fourteen-year-old Raspberry Hill tries to sort out her confused feelings of disgust, shame, and love for her homeless, drug addicted father and worries that she may have inherited his lying and stealing ways.

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    The blue mirror

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    Koj

    The blue mirror

    Koja, Kathe.

    Seventeen-year-old loner Maggy Klass, who frequently seeks refuge from her alcoholic mother's apartment by sitting and drawing in a local cafe, becomes involved in a destructive relationship with a charismatic homeless youth named Cole.

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    Saving Red

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    Son

    Saving Red

    Sones, Sonya, author.

    A novel in verse follows the experiences of Molly, who is forced to confront painful realities in her own life while struggling to help a spirited but mentally ill homeless girl during the holiday season.

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    Crenshaw

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    APP

    Crenshaw

    Applegate, Katherine.

    "A story about a homeless boy and his imaginary friend that proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary"--Provided by publisher.

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    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Holes

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    Holes

    Sachar, Louis

    AS further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

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    Wolf Hollow

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    WOL

    Wolf Hollow

    Wolk, Lauren, 1956-, author.

    Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her rural Pennsylvania town. Until the day Betty Glengarry moves to town. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying at first seems isolated, things quickly spin out of control, escalating until Betty mysteriously disappears. As the town searches for Betty and days pass, fingers begin to point toward Toby, a World War I veteran who carries deep and secret scars. While others see his strangeness, Annabelle sees only kindness, and soon must find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.

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    Sweep

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    Sweep : the story of a girl and her monster

    Auxier, Jonathan.

    In nineteenth-century England, after her father's disappearance Nan Sparrow, ten, works as a "climbing boy," aiding chimney sweeps, but when her most treasured possessions end up in a fireplace, she unwittingly creates a golem.

    Due 08/30/19

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    City of orphans

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    AVI

    City of orphans

    Avi, 1937-

    In 1893 New York, thirteen-year-old Maks, a newsboy, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister, Emma, from charges that she stole from the brand new Waldorf Hotel, where she works. Includes historical notes.

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    Hold fast

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    BAL

    Hold fast

    Balliett, Blue, 1955-

    On a cold winter day in Chicago, Early's father disappeared, and now she, her mother and her brother have been forced to flee their apartment and join the ranks of the homeless--and it is up to Early to hold her family together and solve the mystery surrounding her father.

    Due 08/30/19

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Almost home

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    BAU

    Almost home

    Bauer, Joan, 1951-

    Sixth-grader Sugar and her mother lose their beloved house and experience the harsh world of homelessness.

    Due 08/30/19

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    The double life of Zoe Flynn

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    CAR

    The double life of Zoe Flynn

    Carey, Janet Lee.

    When Zoe's family has to live in their van for months after moving from California to Oregon so her father can find work, Zoe tries to keep her sixth-grade classmates from discovering that she is homeless.

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    No ordinary day

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    ELL

    No ordinary day

    Ellis, Deborah, 1960-

    Valli has always been afraid of the lepers living on the other side of the train tracks in the coal town of Jharia, India, so when a chance encounter with a doctor reveals she also has leprosy, Valli rejects help and begins an uncertain life on the streets.

    Due 08/30/19

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Brooklyn Bridge

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    HES

    Brooklyn Bridge : a novel

    Hesse, Karen.

    Fourteen-year-old Joseph Michtom's life takes a dramatic turn when, in 1903 Brooklyn, his parents turn their apartment into a factory for making teddy bears; and Joseph wonders whether he will ever see the glitter of Coney Island.

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    Maggie & Oliver, or, A bone of one's own

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    HOB

    Maggie & Oliver, or, A bone of one's own

    Hobbs, Valerie.

    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.

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    Fast break

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    LUP

    Fast break

    Lupica, Mike.

    Since his mother's death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.

    Due 08/29/19

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Darnell Rock reporting

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    MYE

    Darnell Rock reporting

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    Thirteen-year-old Darnell's twin sister and the other members of the Corner Crew have doubts about his work on the school newspaper, but the article he writes about a homeless man changes his attitude about school.

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    How to steal a dog

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    How to steal a dog : a novel

    O'Connor, Barbara.

    Living in the family car in their small North Carolina town after their father leaves them virtually penniless, Georgina, desperate to improve their situation and unwilling to accept her overworked mother's calls for patience, persuades her younger brother to help her in an elaborate scheme to get money by stealing a dog and then claiming the reward that the owners are bound to offer.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Holes

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    SAC

    Holes

    Sachar, Louis.

    AS further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

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    Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy

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    VAN

    Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy

    Van Draanen, Wendelin.

    Sammy continues to make life with her grandmother interesting as she tries to discover who is stealing from St. Mary's church, befriends a homeless girl, and plays in a softball tournament against a bitter rival.

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    Holes

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    Holes

    An unlucky boy goes from loser to hero when he beats the odds--and solves a mystery--at Camp Green Lake, a detention center where he is forced to dig holes every day.

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    Wolf Hollow

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    WOL

    Wolf Hollow : a novel

    Wolk, Lauren, 1956-

    "Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran"--Provided by publisher.

    Due 09/02/19

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    December

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    BUN

    December

    Bunting, Eve, 1928-

    A homeless family's luck changes after they help an old woman who has even less than they do at Christmas.

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    Fly away home

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    BUN

    Fly away home

    Bunting, Eve, 1928-

    A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal and trying not to be noticed, is given hope when he sees a trapped bird find its freedom.

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    Great joy

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    DIC

    Great joy

    DiCamillo, Kate.

    Just before Christmas, when Frances sees a sad-eyed organ-grinder and his monkey performing near her apartment, she cannot stop thinking about them, wondering where they go at night, and wishing she could do something to help.

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    Uncle Willie and the soup kitchen

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    DIS

    Uncle Willie and the soup kitchen

    DiSalvo-Ryan, DyAnne.

    A boy spends the day with Uncle Willie in the soup kitchen where he works preparing and serving food for the hungry.

    Due 08/30/19

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    I see you

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    GEN

    I see you

    Genhart, Michael.

    "A wordless picture book that depicts a homeless woman who is not seen by all the life around her, except by a little boy. Ultimately, in a gesture of compassion, this boy approaches this woman, in an exchange where he sees her and she experiences being seen"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The lady in the box

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    MCG

    The lady in the box

    McGovern, Ann.

    When Lizzie and Ben discover a homeless lady living in their neighborhood, they must reconcile their desire to help her with their mother's admonition not to talk to strangers.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    The teddy bear

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    MCP

    The teddy bear

    McPhail, David M.

    A teddy bear, lost by the little boy who loves him, still feels loved after being rescued by a homeless man.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    A chance to shine

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    SES

    A chance to shine

    Seskin, Steve.

    A child's father changes the life of a homeless man by giving him a job.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Lily And the paper man

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    UPJ

    Lily And the paper man

    Upjohn, Rebecca, 1962-

    Lily is afraid of the homeless man selling papers on the street, until the snow starts to fall and she fears he may be getting cold and comes up with a plan to help him.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    The can man

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    WIL

    The can man

    Williams, Laura E.

    After watching a homeless man collect empty soft drink cans for the redemption money, a young boy decides to collect cans himself to earn money for a skateboard until he has a change of heart.

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