With all the adventure and emotion of her award-winning novel Small as an Elephant, Jennifer Jacobson’s Paper Things presents the story of 11-year-old Ari. When forced to choose between staying with her guardian and being with her big brother, Ari chooses her big brother. There’s just one problem—Gage doesn’t actually have a place to live. This is the heartrending story of a homeless kid hiding in plain sight — and the people who help her out along the way.
Jennifer says, “This story allowed me to think deeply about the kids I worry about – those without a foundation of support or those who, for one reason or another, lose it. There are so many children with potential, and yet they fall through the cracks.”
A writer, teacher, educational consultant and speaker, her Small as an Elephant won both the Maine Lupine Award for Young Adults and a Parents’ Choice Gold Award. Jennifer lives in Cumberland, Maine. For more information about her, or to schedule her for a visit to your school or library, visit http://www.jenniferjacobson.
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