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Moses, Sheila P.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2008
ISBN 1416917527
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Meet Joseph Flood.  He's 15 and he and his mother are now living in a homeless shelter.  His mother is usually strung out on drugs and sometimes Joseph feels that she just keeps him around so she can collect child support and welfare.  There are just so many things stacked up against him.  But he dreams of finishing school and maybe even going to college.  His aunt begs him to come live with her in the suburbs but Joseph knows he is all his mother has.  Join Joseph as he struggles to live each day while striving to make something of himself.
SUBJECTS:     Family problems -- Fiction.
                        Mothers -- Fiction.
                        Homeless persons -- Fiction.
                        Alcoholism -- Fiction.
                        Drug abuse -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.

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