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Books to Help Explain the Economy: Ages 9-12

Making sense of economic issues with your kids can be difficult. Use these books to impart an understanding of what's going on in the world.
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by Coe Booth

Tyrell is a fifteen-year-old, African American teen who can't get a break. He's living (for now) with his spaced-out mother and little brother in a homeless shelter. His father's in jail.

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The Not-So-Great Depression
by Amy Goldman Koss

Carefree fourteen-year-old Jacki, who wishes for a hamster of her very own, is able to maintain her sense of humor though she is forced to learn some harsh realities about the economy when the recession begins to affect her own family and lifestyle.

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Also Known as Harper
by Ann Haywood Leal
Harper Lee Morgan is an aspiring poet, which isn't surprising, seeing as how she's named after her mama's favorite writer, Harper Lee. And life is giving her a lot to write about just now. Daddy up and walked out, leaving them broke.
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Ramona and Her Father
Series: Ramona Quimby
by Beverly Cleary Illustrated by Tracy Dockray
Favorite author Beverly Cleary has been awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for 40 years of distinguished writing for children, and her best-selling books about Ramona, a well-meaning but often misguided little sister, certainly fall into that category.
In this Newbery Honor Book, Ramona is determined to cheer up h
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How to Steal a Dog
by Barbara O'Connor

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