All thirteen-year-old Raspberry can think of is making money so that she and her mother never have to worry about living on the streets again.
Family Relationships; Homelessness; Poverty; Single parent; homeless family; no home; financial hardships; single mother
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2002
Children's Choices, 2002
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Eighth Edition, 2002
30 Multicultural Books Every Teen Should Know, 2015
50 Books about Peace and Social Justice, 2011
Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 2003
Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2002, Honor Book, Author
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2001, Honor, Language Arts K-6 Novels
money; inner cities; working; dating; relationships
Flake, Sharon, "Money Hungry" (2001). Diverse Families. 893.