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"Timely, important, and truly beautiful."
—Katherine Applegate, Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan
Piper's life is turned upside down when her family loses their home and have to move into a family shelter in a new city. She misses what she had before, and hates being labeled "homeless" at her new school. Baby lives in a park with his person, Jewel. Baby loves his life on the streets with Jewel because they are never apart. That is, until Jewel gets sick...
—Finalist for the South Carolina Children’s Book Award
—Finalist for the Iowa Children’s Choice Award
—Finalist for Louisiana Young Readers Choice Award
—Finalist for the New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award
—Finalist for the Texas Bluebonnet Award
—Finalist for the Kentucky Bluegrass Award
—Finalist for the Texas Horned Toad Tales Award
—Nominee for the Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award
—Aurora, Colorado middle schools "One Book, One School" 2022 selection