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Available copies

  • 33 of 46 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 9 of 10 copies available at Cass County.

Current holds

1 current hold with 46 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Archie J BRA 2018 (Text) 0002205635077 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Archie J BRA 2018 (Text) 0002205635119 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Bookmobile J BRA 2018 (Text) 0002205635101 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Drexel J BRA 2018 (Text) 0002205635150 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Garden City J BRA 2018 (Text) 0002205635168 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville J BRA 2018 (Text) 0002205635051 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville J BRA 2018 (Text) 0002205744978 Children's Fiction Checked out 08/19/2020
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center J BRA 2018 (Text) 0002205635085 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center J BRA 2018 (Text) 0002205635093 Children's Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill J BRA 2018 (Text) 0002205635069 Children's Fiction Available -

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Content descriptions

General Note:
Award Winner
Summary, etc.:
Some people can do their homework. Some people get to have crushes on boys. Some people have other things they've got to do.Seventh-grader Zoey has her hands full as she takes care of her much younger siblings after school every day while her mom works her shift at the pizza parlor. Not that her mom seems to appreciate it. At least there's Lenny, her mom's boyfriend-they all get to live in his nice, clean trailer.At school, Zoey tries to stay under the radar. Her only friend Fuchsia has her own issues, and since they're in an entirely different world than the rich kids, it's best if no one notices them.Zoey thinks how much easier everything would be if she were an octopus: eight arms to do eight things at once. Incredible camouflage ability and steady, unblinking vision. Powerful protective defenses.Unfortunately, she's not totally invisible, and one of her teachers forces her to join the debate club. Even though Zoey resists participating, debate ultimately leads her to see things in a new way: her mom's relationship with Lenny, Fuchsia's situation, and her own place in this town of people who think they're better than her. Can Zoey find the courage to speak up, even if it means risking the most stable home she's ever had?This moving debut novel explores the cultural divides around class and the gun debate through the eyes of one girl, living on the edges of society, trying to find her way forward.
Target Audience Note:
8-12 years
770L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.9 8 198616.
Subject: Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Debates and debating > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Social classes > Juvenile fiction.
Family problems > Juvenile fiction.

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