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Sleeping in My Jeans

241 pages3 hours


A credible and emotional look at the realities of homelessness with a protagonist whose story deviates from the traditional romance-driven YA novel.
A fresh perspective on the coming-of-age story with an open and honest treatment of race and gender, as well as issues like single motherhood and domestic abuse.
An authentic account from Connie King Leonard who taught in both elementary and middle schools in Eugene, Oregon, and regularly taught students like Mattie who don't have a place to call home.
A biracial protagonist who appeals to other non-white teens who want to read about protagonists with similar experiences growing up.

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