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A Shelter In Our Car

ISBN-10: 0892393084
ISBN-13: 9780892393084
Author: Gunning, Monica
Illustrated by: Pedlar, Elaine
Interest Level: 1-4
Publisher: Lee and Low

Publication Date: May 2014

Copyright: 2004

Page Count: 32

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Grades 1-4

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Lexile: AD560L
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration

Since leaving their home in Jamaica for an uncertain future in the United States, Zettie's mother can't find a steady job so they are forced to live in their car, but her mother's unwavering love, support, and gutsy determination give Zettie the confidence that, together, she and her mother can meet all challenges.