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Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer's new novel will touch your heart

When twelve-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. They head to Chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren't so easy to come by for the homeless. Nevertheless, Sugar's mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best. With the help of a rescue dog, Shush; a foster family; a supportive teacher; a love of poetry; and her own grace and good humor, Sugar comes to understand that while she can't control the hand life deals her, she can control how she responds.

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Almost Home
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Almost home
January 9th, 2015
It about thi girl thats in sixth graade and her mom is having troubles paying off the bills while she is waitng for er mom this little girl comes running up to her with something wraped in a blanket they loose there home annd are in an out of different group homes and finnally made some friends and the mom found a job! love it!!!
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