Death by Toilet Paper
Random House Childrens Books
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.
Family Relationships; Single parent; Family member death; Poverty; single mother; death of a father; living in poverty; financial hardship
Children's Choices, 2015
Georgia Children's Book Award, 2016-2017
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2016-2017
Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2015-2016
Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2016
Cybils Awards, 2014, Finalist, Middle Grade Fiction
Sydney Taylor Book Award, 2015, Honor, Older Reader
contests; eviction; friendship; bills; rent
Gephart, Donna, "Death by Toilet Paper" (2014). Diverse Families. 849.