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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781429935715256 Pages, Ages 10-12
Harper Lee Morgan is an aspiring poet, which isn't surprising, seeing as how she's named after her mama's favorite writer, Harper Lee. And life is giving her a lot to write about just now. Daddy up and walked out, leaving them broke. Then Harper's family gets evicted.
With Mama scrambling to find work, Harper has to skip school to care for her little brother, Hemingway. Their lives have been turned upside down, which Harper could just about handle—if it wasn't for the writing contest at school. If only she could get up on that stage and read her poems out loud . . .
South Carolina Children's Book Award ML, OR Battle of the Books Master List, South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, Iowa Children's Choice Award Master List, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Arkansas Charlie May Simon Master List
"Hey, Hem." I moved a couple of boxes aside so he could come in. "You don't believe in letting a person settle themselves in before you get to bothering them, now, do you?"
But I patted the corner of the bed. Hemingway's company wasn't so...