The Not-So-Great Depression

Amy Goldman Koss

Roaring Brook Press

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A TIMELY, WARMHEARTED NOVEL ABOUT LIFE IN HARD ECONOMIC TIMES.

Jacki’s ninth–grade teacher is always going on about the unemployment index and the recession, but nothing sinks in until her mom is laid off and everything seems to cost more than they can afford. Acclaimed author Amy Goldman Koss delivers a warm hearted and timely tale about the things we lose and the insights we gain.

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Chapter 1
Dragons and Bees FRIDAYS AT MY SCHOOL OFTEN BEGIN WITH DISASTER. We’re having this one out on the bleachers instead of in the audito­rium and I’m sitting with Emily, of course. I start telling her how Creepy Carly the Creeperton almost killed me and my brother driving us to school, but Emily’s barely listening.
“Hey!” I say. “I’m complaining  here!”
And Emily says, “I noticed that.”
“Well, where are all your sympathetic grunts and pity sounds?” I ask.

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“Koss’s timely novel manages to tackle difficult topics with sympathy, humor, and a lot of heart.”
Horn Book Magazine
 
“Koss’s story is timely and lively. . . It also provides some realistic ways to make the best of tough times.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Delivers a cast of charming characters.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“This novel offers readers likable characters and a personal narrative of economic woes. It will keep them turning the pages.”  —School Library Journal

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Amy Goldman Koss

AMY GOLDMAN KOSS is the author of several acclaimed teen novels, including POISON IVY and SIDE EFFECTS. She lives in Glendale, CA. Visit her at www.amygoldmankoss.net.

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Roaring Brook Press
May 2010
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ISBN: 9781429936644
ISBN10: 1429936649
Young Adult Fiction272 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$7.99
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