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Death by Toilet Paper

Title

Death by Toilet Paper

Authors

Donna Gephart

Publisher

Random House Childrens Books

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780606376457

Pages

224 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

multi-generational

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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