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Book Title: Money Hungry|
Date of issue: March 3rd 2003
ISBN 13: 9780786815036
The author of the book: Sharon G. Flake
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.21 MB
Edition: Jump At The Sun
Read full description of the books Money Hungry:I started Money Hungry this morning because I read Begging For Change a few weeks/months ago. I wasn't aware at the time that BFC was the sequel to MH. This is an extremely fast book to read. It took me about an hour. I would hand this to a kid that is reluctant to read in a second.
I think Flake does a great job of portraying Raspberry and her mother, along with the girls friends. I remember similiar feelings from my young teen years even though I didn't have the same problems as Raspberry has in this book.
The description on the back of the book says that "readers will recognize themselves" in the book and that's true. However small the part will be, I think most people will recognize something about themselves.
Raspeberry and her mother were homeless at one time and while she knows she's lucky to have a loving mother by her side Raspberry can't forget those bad times. They aren't living in the nicest neightborhood in the world through this book and are both, in their own ways, trying to "fix things". They both go about this in different ways. Raspberry is doing anything for a buck, washing cars, cleaning houses, selling candy and pencils at her school while her mother is going to school and working hard. Raspberry has deep-rooted fears of being homeless again.
All in all, I think the author did a pretty good job and I think anything in the target audience age will like this. (A good one to have around in the classroom I think, this and Begging For Change.)
Read information about the authorSharon G. Flake is the author of five books, The Skin I'm In (1998), Money Hungry (2002), Begging for Change (2003), Who Am I Without Him? Short Stories About Boys and the Girls in Their Lives (2004), Bang! (Sept. 2005), and her latest novel The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street (2007).
Her work is used in public and private schools around the nation, from elementary to high school, and is often required reading in colleges for students in education, child development, children's literature and English writing programs. Beyond that, her work is also a favorite among adults and adult book club readers.
Flake and her work have won numerous awards and recognitions including: Best Books for Young Adult Readers; Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; the New York Public Library Top Ten Books for the Teen Age; 2005 featured author in the Ninth Book of Junior Authors & Illustrators; 2005 Capitol Choices; Noteworthy Books for Children; 2004 Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Book; 2004 Texas Lone Star Award for Top Ten Books; 2002, 2004 Coretta Scott King Honor Award; Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Grant; 2004 Bank Street Best of the Year; 2004 Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; 2004 CCBC Choices; Booklist Top Ten Fantasy Book; 2004 Booklist Top Ten Romance Novels for Youth; 2004 Booklist Editor's Choice Award; 2003 Detroit Free LIbrary Author of the Year; 1999 YWCA Racial Justice Award; 1999 Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe New Talent Award and more.
Flake's work appears on the Anti-Defamation League's website which stresses the use of children's literature to help educators address the problem of bullying in schools.
Flake was born in Philadelphia, PA, but has resided in Pittsburgh, PA with her daughter for many years. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in English. For several years she was a youth counselor for a foster care agency, after which she spent 18 years working at the University of Pittsburgh in public relations. She has written numerous articles for national publications. Prior to having her first book published, she wrote for approximately 15 years.
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