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Money Hungry (Paperback) (Sharon Flake)
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Thirteen-year-old Raspberry Hill is starved for money. She will do just about anything legal to get her hands on the almighty dollar--wash cars, sell rotten candy, skip lunch, clean houses. She is obsessed. She is driven. She is afraid. Memories of being homeless, sleeping in the streets, and eating handouts keep Raspberry's eye on the only prize that matters to her: cold, hard cash. When the green stuff greases her palm, she gets comfort from feeling its crinkly paper power. And, when money is your best friend, there's more to do than hold it. Raspberry kisses her cash. She smells it. She loves it.
But even money can't answer the questions that keep Raspberry awake at night. Will she and Momma ever move out of the projects? What did Ja'nae do with the two hundred bucks Raspberry loaned her? And what's really going on with Momma and that rich doctor?
A haunting story of greed and forgiveness by the award-winning author of The Skin I'm In, this unforgettable novel will keep you glued to every page. Bank on it.
All thirteen-year-old Raspberry can think of is making money so that she and her mother never have to worry about living on the streets again.
Number of Pages: 188
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Family / General, People + Places / United States / African-American, Social Issues / Homelessness + Poverty, Social Issues / Adolescence, Family / Parents
Publisher: Disney Pr
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Sharon Flake
Street Date: July 17, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-6587