Harper Lee Morgan is an aspiring poet, which isn't surprising, seeing as how she's named after her mama's favorite writer, Harper Lee. And life is giving her a lot to write about just now. Daddy up and walked out, leaving them broke. Then Harper's family gets evicted.
With Mama scrambling to find work, Harper has to skip school to care for her little brother, Hemingway. Their lives have been turned upside down, which Harper could just about handle -- if it wasn't for the writing contest at school. If only she could get up on that stage and read her poems out loud...
"First-time novelist Leal creates complex characters from various walks of life… The cards are stacked against Harper and her family, but it is inspiring to watch her find success with a pen, paper and a little hope." -- Publisher's Weekly
|Recommended Age||9 - 12|
|Author||Ann Haywood Leal|
|Publication Date||May 26, 2009|
|Publisher||Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)|