Paper Things (a giveaway)

paper things

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

To win a copy of her wonderful new book, which already has a glittery star from School Library Journal, leave a comment below!

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Tricia is the author of many books for middle grade, most recently "Every Single Second" (HarperCollins) and the third book in the Cody series, "Cody and the Rules of Life" (Candlewick Press). A frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences, she lives in Cleveland OH. You can find out more about her and her work at
  1. My students loved Small as an Elephant and I would love to share this new one with them!

  2. 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.

  3. I loved SMALL AS AN ELEPHANT. What a beautiful story. I’ve been waiting for Jennifer’s next book….

  4. I love the cover of this book! And I´m sure I would love reading it too.

  5. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 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.

  7. Wow – intriguing topic! Would love to check it out.

  8. I will add this to my “To Read List”

  9. I haven’t seen this book before. Sounds like a good one. Love the title and cover.