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Death by Toilet Paper

Title

Death by Toilet Paper

Authors

Donna Gephart

Publisher

Random House Childrens Books

Pages

224 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780606376457

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; Family member death; Poverty; single mother; death of a father; living in poverty; financial hardship

Annotation

Contest-crazed twelve-year-old Ben uses his wits and way with words in hopes of winning a prize that will keep his family from being evicted until his mother can pass her final CPA examination.

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Children's Choices, 2015; Georgia Children's Book Award, 2016-2017; Nominee; Young Hoosier Book Award, 2016-2017; Nominee; Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2015-2016; Nominee; Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2016; Nominee; Cybils Awards, 2014, Finalist, Middle Grade Fiction; Sydney Taylor Book Award, 2015, Honor, Older Reader

Keywords

contests; eviction; friendship; bills; rent

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

Death by Toilet Paper

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