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Thirteen-year-old Raspberry Hill is starved for money. She will do just about anything legal to get her hands on the almighty dollar--wash cars, sell rotten candy, skip lunch, clean houses. She is obsessed. She is driven. She is afraid. Memories of being homeless, sleeping in the streets, and eating handouts keep Raspberry's eye on the only prize that matters to her: cold, hard cash. When the green stuff greases her palm, she gets comfort from feeling its crinkly paper power. And, when money is your best friend, there's more to do than hold it. Raspberry kisses her cash. She smells it. She loves it.
But even money can't answer the questions that keep Raspberry awake at night. Will she and Momma ever move out of the projects? What did Ja'nae do with the two hundred bucks Raspberry loaned her? And what's really going on with Momma and that rich doctor?
A haunting story of greed and forgiveness by the award-winning author of The Skin I'm In, this unforgettable novel will keep you glued to every page. Bank on it.

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Obsessed with money, Raspberry Hill is determined she and her mother will never be homeless again. When protests by the rich folks force them out of their new house in the suburbs, Raspberry must keep her world from crumbling. A Coretta Scott King Honor Book.

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Thirteen-year-old Raspberry Hill is always scheming about ways to make money. She's starved for the green stuff, and will do just about anything legal to get it--wash cars, sell rotten candy, skip lunch, and clean houses, She is obsessed with making money, having money, smelling money, and touching money. Raspberry is determined that she and her momma will never be homeless again. When they are approved for a Section 8 move to a nice house in Pecan Landings, Raspberry thinks things are looking up. But after their apartment in the projects is robbed, and protests by the rich folks in Pecan Landings force them out of their new house, Raspberry must do everything in her power to keep her world from crumbling. A Coretta Scott King Honor Book

About the Author

Sharon G. Flake won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for her first novel The Skin I'm In and is a two-time Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book winner. Beloved by children and adults, critics and booksellers, librarians and teachers, she is the author of a middle-grade novel and five books for young adults that have sold more than half a million copies. The mother of a college-age daughter, Flake writes full-time from her home in Pittsburgh.

To learn more about Ms. Flake, please visit her at www.sharongflake.com.

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baby_gurl1009, February 19, 2009 (view all comments by baby_gurl1009)
Omg!!! I love this book soo much that when it was time for me to go to sleep i still was reading it!!!
I read this book in 1 week and i took a test on it and i got a 100%!!!
I could really relate to this book because my friend has the same prolem as rasberry, shes always trying to make money!!lolz!!
Thanks Sharon Flake for writign such a great book!!!!
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jazzy_girl1, August 31, 2008 (view all comments by jazzy_girl1)
Money Hungry!This Book is amazing! At first i thought it was gonna be stupid but when i kept reading i couldnt put it down untill i was finished.This book was so good i really wanna read the other one!Sharon Flake is a good writer. I love mostly all her books.Such as Money Hungry and The Skin Im In. Those to were the best out of all of them.

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jazzy_girl1, August 31, 2008 (view all comments by jazzy_girl1)
Money Hungry!This Book is amazing! At first i thought it was gonna be stupid but when i kept reading i couldnt put it down untill i was finished.This book was so good i really wanna read the other one!Sharon Flake is a good writer. I love mostly all her books.Such as Money Hungry and The Skin Im In. Those to were the best out of all of them.

Kids you should really read this book!!!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781423103868
Author:
Flake, Sharon G.
Publisher:
Jump at the Sun
Illustrator:
Tk
Author:
Flake, Sharon
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Money
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Single-parent families
Subject:
Situations / Values
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Homelessness and Poverty
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 7.68 oz
Age Level:
from 12 up to 18

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"Synopsis" by , Obsessed with money, Raspberry Hill is determined she and her mother will never be homeless again. When protests by the rich folks force them out of their new house in the suburbs, Raspberry must keep her world from crumbling. A Coretta Scott King Honor Book.
"Synopsis" by , Thirteen-year-old Raspberry Hill is always scheming about ways to make money. She's starved for the green stuff, and will do just about anything legal to get it--wash cars, sell rotten candy, skip lunch, and clean houses, She is obsessed with making money, having money, smelling money, and touching money. Raspberry is determined that she and her momma will never be homeless again. When they are approved for a Section 8 move to a nice house in Pecan Landings, Raspberry thinks things are looking up. But after their apartment in the projects is robbed, and protests by the rich folks in Pecan Landings force them out of their new house, Raspberry must do everything in her power to keep her world from crumbling. A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
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