Free Lunch

By OGLE, Rex

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ISBN
9781324003601
Publisher
Norton Young Readers


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 7, 2019  |  Middle Grade

Gr 6–8-Heart-wrenching, timely, and beautifully written, this is a powerful and urgent work of autofiction. Telling his own story of growing up in Texas, Ogle looks back at starting middle school while navigating the crushing poverty and intermittent violence of his home life. It is especially humiliating to sixth-grade Rex that he is required to announce his free lunch status every day in the school cafeteria, wear secondhand clothes, and give excuses for not playing football when the truth is that there's no money for the uniform. At home, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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