Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Begging for Change (new cover)

Grade 5-8-This sequel to Money Hungry (Hyperion, 2001) offers a compelling slice of urban life for a contemporary African-American teen. When Raspberry Hill's mother is hit in the head with a metal pipe and hospitalized, the 14-year-old steals money from her wealthy best friend's purse. She does odd jobs to earn additional money, only to have it stolen by her homeless, drug-addicted father more than once. Readers come to know Raspberry, her friends, and the people around her. While some are dangerous, a sense of community caring comes through, and she finds help among supportive adults. She is a survivor with a good heart, although she questions herself along the way, always worrying that she will end up like her father. With good friends and a truly loving mother to help her through, it's clear that Raspberry will make it, even if she gets a little bruised in the process. A story with an inspiring but not preachy message.Sunny Shore, Chestnut Ridge Middle School, NYCopyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Begging for Change (new cover) Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Prapto Hide


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