Begging for Change

Begging for Change

Paperback - 2004
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Is there greed in Raspberry Hill's genes? In this sequel to Coretta Scott King Honor Book MONEY HUNGRY, once-homeless Raspberry Hill vows never to end up on the streets again. It's been a year since Raspberry's mother threw her hard-earned money out the window like trash, so to Raspberry money equals security and balance. And she's determined to do anything to achieve it. But when a troubled neighborhood teenager attacks her mother and Raspberry's drug-addicted father returns, Raspberry becomes desperate for her life to change and ends up doing the unthinkable, potentially ruining her friendships and losing her self-respect along the way. Will Raspberry accept that nothing good comes of bad money? Or is she destined to follow in her father's footsteps?
Publisher: New York : Jump at the Sun, c2004
ISBN: 9781423103844
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK
Characteristics: 248 p. ; 21 cm


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RarePurpleJaguar Jul 23, 2012

I read this book in the 6th grade. Touching & compelling.

beatrice16 Jul 23, 2012

i think this book is good for teens who is trying to follow their own path

samihanaimah Jun 24, 2012

It shows a lot about living in a hard way. REALITY for a lot of people! Loved this book :)

skiigurl May 20, 2011

I've read both the books in this series, and i love them both! It's good to know that there aren't only books out there about the glamourous life, but of reality! This series has good lessons and definately worth reading!!

Dec 23, 2010

i really loved this series :)


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NLewis226 Jul 23, 2012

Begging for change is a book about Raspberry H. who grows up poor, hungry, and homeless. Throughout the past couple of months her mother has been in the hospital due to a head injury. While Raspberry is now to look after herself she starts stealing money from her friends. After a while she was able to land a job doing housework.While getting her life back together her drug addicted father re-appears back into her life. With the re-appearance of her father, Raspberry is dealing with alot. Her mother finally comes out of the hospital. Once again the the father disappears. She is left alone to fend for her and her mother. Without enough money to support the two of them Raspberry return to her old habit stealing from Zora purse. When Zora confronts her she tells a lie to her mom and Dr.Mitchelle(Zora's father nd her moms boyfriend.) While walking around in guilt her father comes back again cleaned and drug free. Raspberry then decides to tell the truth and compassion for money.


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