Someplace to Go

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By Maria Testa
Illustrated by  Karen Ritz
Published by Albert Whitman
Ages 6-9

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I watch them drive away, and I want to call after them that it’s okay; someday soon I’ll have a place to go, and then my mom will smile a lot, too.  When Davey’s mom lost her job, the family had to move out of their apartment.  Now Davey, his mom, and his big brother stay at a homeless shelter.  After school Davey is on his own and must find a way to stay safe and warm until the shelter opens at 8:00 PM.

Awards & Accolades
“A well-executed story about social hardships and homelessness. . . The mood of this serious yet hopeful narrative is enhanced with expressive watercolor illustrations.  Someplace to Go focuses on the realities of homelessness and successfully gives them a human dimension.”  —School Library Journal

“The feelings are on target in this picture book about homelessness for older readers . . . Like the text, the artwork has emotional resonance.”  –Booklist