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Parked by Danielle Svetcov
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Feb 02, 2021 | ISBN 9780399539022

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Pertinent . . . Honest . . . Uplifting . . . Fresh.” —Publishers Weekly

“A rich, warm story about family, friendship, and community. Insightful, touching, compelling, and timely, Parked is a terrific book—not to be missed.” —Karen Cushman, Newbery Award-winning author of The Midwife’s Apprentice

“This middle grade book is perfect for parents and tweens/teens to read together. It puts a face on homelessness and is a testament to the power of friendship. You won’t be able to put it down. Trust.” —

“Offers readers alternating and affecting perspectives on the social issues of poverty and homelessness. Parked will appeal to readers of Dan Gemeinhart’s The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise and Katherine Applegate’s Wishtree [and will] make an impact on young readers . . . [They] will readily nibble away bit-by-bit at the story until they reach the coveted tender heart of things.” —The Children’s Book Review

“Relatable and beautifully told . . . Romanticizing or criticizing the burden that Jeanne Ann and her mom face would cut into the momentum of the story, but it stays real [and] age-appropriate. Parked explores the sacrifice people make to realize their American dreams.” —Commonsense Media

“An absorbing and warm-hearted read that explores what happens when homelessness and helpfulness collide. Readers will be transported while parked. —Annie Barrows, New York Times bestselling author of the Ivy & Bean series

“Danielle Svetcov has written a novel that’s utterly of this moment. It’s a book about generosity—not just toward others, but toward oneself. Parked is a reminder that we don’t have to feel alone in the world, because we’re not.” —Jack Cheng, Golden Kite Award-winning author of See You in the Cosmos

“[Through] alternating viewpoints, the reader gets a clear idea of the strife and embarrassment of those facing homelessness and the desperate need of some people to help and want to fix things. Realistically hopeful [and] quirky . . . Recommended.” —SLC

“Poignant and full of big-hearted characters, Parked is an unforgettable novel about poverty and friendship.” —Brightly 

“Svetcov explores homelessness without it feeling purposeful. Her characters develop gradually, gaining strength in the process. . . . Absorbing.” —Booklist

“A sharp look at the economic realities of housing, [and] the fraught nature of white-knighting gets some perceptive treatment (“Don’t you want to be rescued?” asks a heedless Cal) . . . Readers will get a deeper look at some hard class and financial truths, and they’ll be glad to see Jeanne Ann and her mother get a happy ending.” —BCCB

“A big-hearted novel with characters I wish were my friends in real life.” —Gennifer Choldenko, author of the Al Capone at Alcatraz series

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