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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My students loved Small as an Elephant and I would love to share this new one with them!
I can’t wait to read this book. I had to click on your blog bc of the name! In fifth grade, our teacher read this book to us and it’s always been a favorite. She read that book and Sounder, another of my all time favorite books. Sadly that was the only time a teacher ever read in a class I attended.
I loved SMALL AS AN ELEPHANT. What a beautiful story. I’ve been waiting for Jennifer’s next book….
I love the cover of this book! And I´m sure I would love reading it too.
Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing!
Sounds like a wonderful book. There are more and more kids falling through the cracks these days. I look forward to reading the book — I love the title, too.
Wow – intriguing topic! Would love to check it out.
I will add this to my “To Read List”
I haven’t seen this book before. Sounds like a good one. Love the title and cover.